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Mindy Newell

Mindy Newell
Location
New Jersey, USA
Birthday
October 24
Bio
Writer, Registered Nurse, Political Junkie, and General Wise Ass!

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Salon.com
DECEMBER 5, 2011 10:44AM

BIZZARO WORLD

Me read Frank Miller’s blog and me think Miller is right. Me think all those people who am mad at Frank are dunderheads.

Me think protesters at Occupy Wall Street just don’t want to clean their own homes. It am easier to go live in a park in New York CityRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2011 10:38AM

AM I REALLY A WRITER

One of the doctors I’ve worked with once asked me “What’s it like to be a writer?”

I guarantee that every single one of the columnists here at ComicMix.comhas been asked that question, or a form of it, quadrillions of times.

The mother of one of my daughter’s friends: &lRead full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2011 11:51AM

A FACE IN THE CROWD

*Note: I originally posted this on my column for ComicsMix.com 

Outside my window it’s January in October; the snow is falling in thick full flakes, the wind is howling, and the steam radiator is hissing and spitting heat while I write this.  I just finished watching CAPTAIN AMERICA:Read full post »

Here's a paper I wrote for my Ethics class at Grand Canyon University:

There’s Something Happening Here:  Occupying Wall Street

The Plan of Action

            On September 17, 2011, nearly 1,000 protesters gathered aroun… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 9, 2009 6:27PM

WORKING FOR A "FOR-PROFIT" HOSPITAL

This is an extension of a letter I posted in response to Dr. Ofri's article about public hospitals.

As an R.N. who has now worked for two "for-profit" hospitals after many years in various public hospitals, I have found that the working environment in the "for-profit" hospital is totally detrimental… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2009 2:30PM

ON THE ROAD

The radio warns of heavy thunderstorm activity in the New York City metro area.  I look out the window.  The skies do not look all that threatening; in fact, I can see patches of blue between the heavy grey clouds.   The Apple tech called earlier to say that the data… Read full post »

First off, I am not a saint.  I am not Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton.  So please get that out of your head.  I get crotchety.  There are days I don't want to go in to work.  I sometimes have a headache or a cold and resent (just a little bit)… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2009 4:38PM

"TEACHER'S WEEK" ON MILLIONAIRE: PART I

You've had all the tests, all the examinations.  Now you sit in your PRIMARY CARE GOD's office, and He is saying "Your gallbladder has to come out."  He is telling  you not to worry. He is saying that taking out a gallbladder is one of the most common operations in the countr… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2009 12:34AM

SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

Well, I haven't been here for about a week, and in that time OS has exploded with all sorts of diatribes on the *sigh* latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It's all horseshit, people.

There has never been peace in the Fertile Crescent (read your Bible, Old and New Testament), and there never will.… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 22, 2008 10:07PM

SO I GOT THESE MACY'S DISCOUNT CARDS IN THE MAIL

A few days before Thanksgiving, Macy's wished me a Merry Christmas.

Nice bright red pamphlet.  On the front it said:

"'Tis better to given than receive." 

So I opened it up.  The frontpiece read:

"(But receiving is fun, too.)" 

On the face of the pamphlet were four discount cards… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2008 2:27PM

IT WAS TWENTY-NINE YEARS AGO YESTERDAY

It was twenty-nine years ago yesterday when a woman--whom I used to know like the back of my hand, but today only exists as a shadowy memory-- grunted and groaned and blared like a charging African bull elephant and pushed out of her uterus and through her cervix and down her… Read full post »

Wow! An editor's pick!!! I'm REALLY honored and happy! You all have made my days, guys! ESPECIALLY after being at the Giants-Eagles game today. Man, was that a disaster!--well, unless you're an Eagles fan. And for this kind of playing we're expected to shell out… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2008 4:17PM

THE WEDDING

The rest of the house was dark and quiet. Everyone was asleep. Except for me. I was 11-going-on-12 and I was absolutely terrified. I lay in my bed and stared at my hand, balling it into a fist, spreading out my fingers, twisting it up and down… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 1, 2008 2:33PM

HOW TO LEAVE YOUR WIFE

  1. A week before the wedding, tell her that your sister and niece will be staying with you instead of at a hotel.  Tell her your sister can’t afford to pay for a hotel.  Tell her you don’t want to leave the keys to the apartment with them while you spend
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