Well it’s been almost six months since I’ve posted anything. I just couldn’t. But it is January 1 and the beginning of a new year so I’m getting back on the horse. My parents wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I agree. So with mom and dad always in my heart and mind, I’ll begin again. I guess politics is as good a place to start as anywhere. Controversial, yes, but generally not boring. So here we go. My politics are most influenced and informed by my faith. In fact, I will start a class in a couple of weeks in Xavier University’s Theology Department on “The New Testament and Politics.” I can’t wait. First we will look at the political context influencing the writers of Christian scripture then we will examine the relevance of those writings to todays’ politics. Should be fascinating—I’ll keep you updated. For now, suffice it to say, that I am thrllled that no one can any longer be denied health insurance in the United States because they have a pre-existing condition. Many of my patients have no health insurance and I live with someone who cannot buy insurance because she has diabetes. That is wrong, period. So I am grateful that this practice will soon end. With that I will say, “Happy New Year” to everyone. You will be hearing more from me now.