She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working.
But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning a day, because she needs the money.
As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled.
The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation for 13 years, and have diagnosed thousands of handgun injuries to the brain, lung, liver, spleen, bowel, and other vital organs.
I thought that I knew all that I needed to know about gunshot wounds, but the specific pattern of injury on my computer screen was one that I had seen only once before.
In a typical handgun injury that I diagnose almost daily, a bullet leaves a laceration through an organ like the liver.
To a radiologist, it appears as a linear, thin, grey bullet track through the organ. “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere.
You don’t understand what citizenship means,” the British prime minister, Theresa May, declared in October 2016. We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the American flag.” And in Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has increased his national-conservative party’s popularity with statements like “all the terrorists are basically migrants” and “the best migrant is the migrant who does not come.” Citizenship and its varying legal definition has become one of the key battlegrounds of the 21st century, as nations attempt to stake out their power in a G-Zero, globalized world, one increasingly defined by transnational, borderless trade and liquid, virtual finance.
Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she didn’t have a steady job that paid into Social Security. And she definitely wasn’t making enough to put aside money for retirement.is a love letter to people of African descent all over the world.Its actors, its costume design, its music, and countless other facets of the film are drawn from all over the continent and its diaspora, in a science-fiction celebration of the imaginary country of Wakanda, a high-tech utopia that is a fictive manifestation of African potential unfettered by slavery and colonialism.But it is first and foremost an African American love letter, and as such it is consumed with The Void, the psychic and cultural wound caused by the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the loss of life, culture, language, and history that could never be restored.It is the attempt to penetrate The Void that brought us Alex Haley’s , that draws thousands of African Americans across the ocean to visit West Africa every year, that left me crumpled on the rocks outside the Door of No Return at Gorée Island’s slave house as I stared out over a horizon that my ancestors might have traversed once and forever.What’s the mail like from those who reject the need for new gun laws? The first is — unfortunately, but realistically—representative in its tone and argumentative style of most of the dissenting messages that have arrived: The clinic permitted Paul Manafort one 10-minute call each day.