Tag Archives: Government

How?

I’ve often heard people wondering how 9/11/2001 could happen. How could security be so lax that 3 planes could be hijacked? Perhaps my tale will help you understand. Months before the terrorists’ attacks happened, security was increased in Federal Agencies … Continue reading

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A Little Dissension, Please

This is the card of a Census Agent who “visited” me when I didn’t fill out the Ozark Community Survey I received. To be fair, I received the mailed notice to go online and fill out the anonymous survey November, … Continue reading

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Wrong Year Padre

I was perusing Facebook (I do spend too much time there) when I discovered an advertisement about “future predictions.” Being naturally curious about my future (as so many are) I clicked on the link because I want to keep informed … Continue reading

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Pain? Yes, Dangit.

It’s been over a week since I had my disability eye exam and I’m still feeling it. My eyes now feel strained all the time and no matter what I do the only time they feel alright is when I’m … Continue reading

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Wake Up Time!

I’ve been feeling sort of blah lately; just hanging around the house since I went to the movies on Mother’s Day, which really isn’t how you should spend your day if you call yourself a writer. I just haven’t felt … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy At Work

I hope y’all will give me a cyber pat on the back because I finally finished the requested Social Security disability paperwork. It was quite difficult for me because I just couldn’t find a way to truthfully say, I sit on … Continue reading

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SSA, SSI And Me

It’s been pretty hectic around here since I applied online for Medicare. Weeks later, my Medicare benefit and Social Security are finalized and I’ll be getting $238 monthly from Social Security in addition to my Government pension. Alas it seems … Continue reading

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Phone Tag, I Hate You

For the past week I’ve been playing phone tag with a Social Security Rep. You know the scenario, she calls and leaves a message; I call and leave one…  Well all that changed Monday when I called again and left … Continue reading

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Ha Ha I Beat You

Tomorrow is that dreaded April 15th; the day that once ushered in visions of flowers blooming and birds singing to celebrate Spring. Now this blighted day brings nightmares of people dressed in black with hands outstreached screaming “Pay me!” For … Continue reading

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April Fools!

Somehow it seems fitting that today should be the day I’m forced to sign up for Medicare. Trust me; I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t the law, but President Clinton forced federal employees into Medicare back in the ’80s … Continue reading

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