3: something that resembles a biological parasite in dependence on something else for existence or support without making a useful or adequate return
The Second “Shot Heard ‘Round The World”
Almost daily, I receive reprints of articles via e-mail from family and friends. All get read; most get commented on in my blog; and, some hit home, tweak a nerve, and spur me to feature the article in its entirety. The later usually stand on their own merit and need no further comment from this writer. Were I not a consumer of the product described in this article, I would be happy letting it stand alone. It so happens that I have become involved and passionate about the role of one of the largest Medical systems in this Country. As we have not found a way to avoid getting into shooting wars, this system is, by necessity, large and cumbersome. From time to time you have to draw on all your learning, experience, and patience in dealing with the VA Medical system.