From my dear friend Lisa Nemzo has come word of the serious challenges one of our friends is facing. Artie Colatrella is a wonderfully talented poet and lyricist. He is also very sick right now. As you can imagine, the positions of "poet" and "lyricist" don't usually come with health insurance.
Anyone who is on the fence about the need to reform the US health care system need only to read Artie's story. Please look it over and help if you can:
UPDATE: Hear Artie and Lisa interviewed on the London Garcia Show. It's the March 7th, 2010 show on this web page:
UPDATE: Artie passed away at 12:57 am, September 2, 2011. His final collaboration with Lisa Nemzo was the song Arlington, which has been made into a wonderful video.