Barbershop Quartet by Norman Rockwell
“I gotta tell you, this Obama character scares the bejesus outta me,” the man in the barber chair said. “All this talk about death panels deciding when to pull the plug on us older folks. Next thing you know, we’ll have socialized medicine, and then no one will get proper care.”
Peyton pulled the barber drape off the man’s chest and brushed a few freshly clipped grey hairs off the man’s shoulders. Slowly the old man climbed down from the chair and made his way across the linoleum tiled floor to the ancient cash register. He handed Peyton a twenty dollar bill and waited for Peyton to count out his change. >>more
Brian T. Maurer has practiced pediatrics as a Physician Assistant for thirty years. His "Marginal Notes" column appears periodically in the Cell2Soul Blog. The title "Marginal Notes" is taken from a quote by Henry David Thoreau: "I love a broad margin to my life."