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Jan Anderson is "finding herself" at 50. Jan was a bra burning, picket sign carrying, hippie flower child when she was young. She organized her first protest in the 4th grade - against the rule that girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school. When she was 16 or so, she marched in favor of 18-yr-olds voting. About the same time, she was campaigning for McGovern and against the Vietnam War. Although Jan never lost her ideals, she was not politically active during the years she and her husband worked while raising two fine, free-thinking sons. Well, she's back. Now widowed and disabled, her pen and her wit have become her weapons of protest. Jan writes often, mostly about political issues, but sometimes about illness, grief, family, or pets. Most of her work is intended to be funny as well as serious and includes large doses of sarcasm, satire, and, especially, musical parody. She calls her songs "Parodies for Progressives." Jan posts at three other sites under the name nightowl724: Daily Kos, The Smirking Chimp, and Cure This. She also occasionally writes book reviews at Amazon.
Monday, December 31, 2007(2 comments)
Formulary Time: Parody of Auld Lang Syne and Invitation
It's time for the next health insurance holiday - formulary time! Like every other aspect of US healthcare, formularies mean big business and big profits. Formularies change every year on January 1 based as much or more on monetary concerns as on medical ones. After a "cup 'o kindness" or two, my parody of Auld Lang Syne, called Formulary Time makes nearly as much sense as the original! Sing and share your stories.
Sunday, December 23, 2007(9 comments)
Charity Crock: Jingle Bell Rock Parody
Last Christmas, I made a donation to my son's favorite charity by logging onto its web site and writing an electronic check. I could have mailed a regular check instead. We each got an emailhis, a greeting card and mine, a tax receipt. I gave $X; the charity got $X. Simple! However, this year we have (jingle bells, please)... charity gift cards. There are better options. Enjoy a new song about this new con.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007(6 comments)
Medicare Part D Christmas Medley
This article is intended to inform, entertain, and invite discussion about Medicare Part D through humor, music, and pertinent links. It contains original song parodies, properly-cited pull quotes, and embedded YouTube videos.