I published my first post on March 24, 2011. I wrote about Patient Centered Medical Homes and I thought I would write a professional blog about health as a human right – about law and policy and human rights. I thought there would be some focus to it, but I quickly realized there couldn’t be. That’s not who I am.
For those who read my blog, I ask one thing implicitly:
See the bigger picture.
I haven’t stated that outright but as I’ve wound my way through various topics, becoming ever more personal, I hope that some might see that there is a bigger picture in all of it. That it does all connect at some level. There is an underlying theme, even if hard to see at times – one that is at its core, a reiteration that health is a human right.
It makes me laugh knowing that my most read post is The Cruelty of Restraints. And my second most read post is Don’t Eat Armadillos. Fewer topics could seem farther apart in the realm of health, health policy, health law, human rights, advocacy, etc. But they both exist on this blog.
Over the years my posts have become ever more personal and they likely will continue to. I do hope to address some of the wider issues as I started and as are peppered throughout. But I’m no longer afraid to write my reality. It’s not pretty or professional. It may not be meaningful to many. It may just be more noise on the vast internet. It may just be my tiny voice and one day I’ll look back and be mortified at the musings of my younger self. For now though I will continue to write in the hope that the words might connect with someone somewhere – however naïve that idea might be.
This blog has evolved and will continue to. I cannot set boundaries on what it is or what it should be. I hope you will accept it wherever it goes.