On passion and enthusiasm and finding justice in Tennessee

From the archives. On a looking back night

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On May 19, 2014 I wrote my first letter to Governor Haslam asking him to expand healthcare in Tennessee. It feel like I have been writing forever, but it is still not quite a year. I started simply to keep sane. The decision not to expand Tenn Care was tragic for us and the letters were my way of not drowning in the tragedy. I was told many times it was pointless to try, that nothing would ever change but it was never really about changing things as much as trying to make sure I was not changed. I was scared…. no terrified. And I had to find something more than fear. Much then (and now) was out of control. I had to find a way to do what I could but also survive what I couldn’t. So I wrote.

It has been a year several years long. In some…

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