Today, I made a contribution to curbing the health system deficit. It was time for a regular check-up, which I do to pump money into the system, not learn what I already know about my health.
My doctor has a new ultrasound machine, so I had to have an examination...not because I needed it, but because the bloody thing must be financed. If he uses it, he can bill. The new machine looks...well, it looks new. The computer screen is modern and the font rather impressive. The resulting picture is a somewhat better fuzzy image of what goes on inside, than the previous fuzzy image of what went on inside. I always nod and murmur understanding at all the doctor explains, but see little resembling colored illustrations of internal organs, which I used to find in our encyclopedia.
So, I left feeling healthy (just as I had arrived feeling healthy) and with a good feeling about having contributed to someone's well-being.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.