Category Archives: Author Opinion

MIDDLE-AGED WHITE AMERICAN MEN WITH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION ARE DYING FROM DESPAIR

Middle-Aged White Men/Demographics Mental Health Death rates are rising for middle-aged white American men. It’s unlike every other age group, every other racial and ethic group and unlike their counterparts in other rich countries. Angus Deaton, Princeton Economist, 2015 Nobel … Continue reading

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CONGRESS HAS A HARD TIME

Older Female Veterans/Continuing Resolution/ Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom   Congress has had a hard time doing its job for decades. From time to time they pass legislative funding that covers only a short period. Are they … Continue reading

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BAD MEDICINE – HOW DOES IT BEGIN, WHERE DOES IT END?

Obamacare/Medical 2016/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom Dear Readers, I wrote this blog last Oct and found it sitting in my draft folder waiting for a picture or two to be added. The medication I write about in … Continue reading

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WHEN ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental Health/Stigma/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   FROM MY JOURNAL – ARKANSAS, OZARKS FALL, 2004 We’ll only have peace within when we surrender to ourselves. The worst stigma of all is the individual who’s aware they need … Continue reading

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VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER

Veterans/Veterans’ Benefits/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   My opinion about Veterans with ‘bad paper’ has changed over the years. Having worked in The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) for many years [all during times of … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR HEALTH CARE

Healthcare/Medical 2015/One Woman’s Opinion by – Sheri de Grom Statistics regarding our U.S. healthcare system are often alarming and baffling at the same time. Numbers I’ve discovered while researching one topic or another include the following: We’ve created a healthcare … Continue reading

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ALARMING VETERAN STATISTICS

One Woman’s Opinion/Veterans by – Sheri de Grom The American soldier offers his/her life that we may continue to live in freedom. I find the following numbers not only shocking but appalling. It’s no wonder that less than 1% of … Continue reading

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FACES A BRAIN DRAIN

One Woman’s Opinion by – Sheri de Grom   A congressional committee has recommended federal senior government executives be required to remain in place if recruitment of a replacement is considered difficult. Federal agency leadership (the hired, not the appointed … Continue reading

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BURN PITS – WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S . . .

Burn Pits – Where There’s Smoke, There’s . . . One Woman’s Opinion – Part 2 By – Sheri de Grom The Office of the Inspector General reported July 11, 2013, that trash burning continues at one of the largest … Continue reading

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PLEASE, NOT THE PHONE AGAIN

Please, Not the Phone Again One Woman’s Opinion by – Sheri de Grom Could there be a drone hovering outside my window or even doing a fly-over of my home? Instead of it being a delivery from Amazon, the drone … Continue reading

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