Doctors are the new gods

I rarely comment on customer or professional services from the medical community, but after some recent experiences with a retinal ophthalmologist office and urologist office, some comments are required.

To the former, I have been treated twice for retinal tears in my left eye with cryotherapy. On each occasion two things have happened: both my eyesight and floaters in my left eye have gotten worse. Before, the floaters were minimal; now they’re everywhere all the time. They may be fixing my retina, but my eyesight is still diminished. When I spoke to them about both effects, they seemed unconcerned and ambivalent like this was all just going to go away. I’m concerned about their medical competency. The first rule for a physician is: First, do no harm. Maybe this does not apply to eye doctors. #LancasterRetinaSpecialists

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Your Balls Will Freeze

by Craig Hartranft on January 26, 2022

in Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Stories

Teenage Boy in ShortsAbsalom Angus Armstrong was a curious fellow. He was a natural born observer, a man who enjoyed watching people with a keen mind for sardonic commentary upon the same. Commentary, sometimes, he was happy to broadcast to whomever would listen.

McCarron lived at the corner of Tree and Sunrise Avenues. The former was so-called because the housing developer and town bosses could not settle on the species of tree (which the town council had to approve and assigned to a later time and meeting which never occurred).

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Rude Employee at Redner’s Market In Ephrata

3 December 2021 Op-Ed

I have high regard for excellent customer service. Most of my adult life has been involved in providing customer service in a variety of occupations, not the least being the retail business. Most of the time my experience is average or better. Sometimes it’s just plain horrible as it was with this employee (right) of […]

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Inglorious – Heroine :: Covers Album :: Melodic Heavy Rock

31 August 2021 Dangerdog Music Reviews

Inglorious: Heroine :: 3.0/5.0 :: Released: 07.09.2021 :: Frontiers Music Band Links: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Apparently, in the midst of a global pandemic, many of us have had extra time to kill, including UK heavy rockers Inglorious. Yes, the just released their fourth studio album We Will Ride (with a new lineup) only eight […]

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Victory Church: Losers Not Welcome!

28 August 2021 Christianity & The Church

I recently noticed a new church moved into our community: Victory Church. I’ve discovered, however, it’s not really all that new. The church was formed in 2000 and its original meetings were in a nearby mega-theater complex. Foreshadowing. Yet, I don’t recall the church being named “Victory Church” at that time, and the history of […]

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