Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mountains are great, but there is work to be done

There is nothing like three days in the White Mountains to give one perspective on life. The Whites are crowded, meaning that, while hiking on a popular trail, you will run into someone every 20 minutes or so. The Whites are treacherous, meaning when you see the thunderhead on the horizon, you have about 20 minutes to get off the Ridgeline or you will become a intimate acquaintance of the lightning. The Whites are magnificent, because when you are sitting on top of Mount Lafayette (5260 ft- not quite a mile high), you can not hear the roads in the valleys below. The silence is deafening (and the ascent does good things for your leg muscles). It is worth breaking from the internet to hear that silence.
My inbox is full of Health Insurance Reform, with little to offer in the area of Children's Mental Health. I will direct you all to MCPAP website today; it is a useful place, and they ran an article that I wrote about the CBHI that you might find useful. I'm visiting some Congressional and Senatorial offices over the next few days, working this Insurance reform plan through Congress. I'll keep you posted on how that is going.

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