Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Health Care Reform Proposal

As many of you readers already know, my husband, Dr. Warren Stinson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy fell a week ago today. He tripped over a laundry basket, broke several ribs and perforated his one good lung. He only has 1 1/2 lungs as a result of cancer surgery in 1984.

Thelma, our son Patrick's girl friend, took this shot of Warren reading his chest film while awaiting the arrival of his Dr. in the emergency room. I captioned it and put it on my Flickr page.

Subsequently, our friend, Dr. David Clough, wrote a new and better caption. I had to share it with you.

I had written that in my proposal all patients would be required to read their own chest films. If the patient could not identify their problem, then the hospital would be under no obligation to treat it!

Dave wrote: Watch for the press release when the Obama administration announces that all Radiologists are now obsolete. As part of the cost-cutting, new wave of patient-centric health care, all patients will now be responsible for interpreting their own x-rays. Patients who are ambulatory will be required to take their own x-ray films to a 24 hour photo shop for developing. To answer this new, pressing need, Nancy Pelosi's husband (a real estate baron in California) has been granted an exclusive license to install coin operated x-ray film processing machines on each hospital floor.

Those Radiology docs who read x-rays should drop their dictaphones and stroll over to the nearest unemployment office for their first check.

David A. Clough, M.D.
Lakeside Orthopedics, P.C.

Sorry Warren! We continue to have fun at your expense. Warren's response was "Stop it, it only hurts when I laugh!"


Jean Levert Hood said...

Oh, this is too good, Joni!! I'm laughing out loud! It's wonderful to know that he is better.
Best to you!

jstinson said...

Thanks Jean. He seems to be better everyday. Is using oxygen less and less.

Carol Dean said...

Laughter is a blessing :D I hope he continues healing well and fast!

jstinson said...

Thank you Carol. Laughter is good medicine and so are friends who take their time to comment and contribute to one's life! When we have friends and laughter, we have much!

It's a Bead-iful World ! said...

Joni, I'm sorry to hear of his accident, but it's really great to see that you have a wonderful attitude! Hope he continues to make good progress.


jstinson said...

Debbie, thanks for your well wishes and glad you enjoyed the blog!