Pam Berry is a communications specialist at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, focusing primarily on publications and health care provider-related issues.
A proud member of the so-called “sandwich generation,” she’s writes quite a bit on the challenges of caring for an aging parent in a health care system and the rising cost of health care. In the past, she wrote a daily newsletter for GM’s sales and marketing employees and worked as a writer and editor for various marketing communications firms, local newspapers and magazines.
1. What is your favorite thing about living in Michigan?
The abundance of water and the change of seasons.
2. What things do you find yourself doing that you said you’d “never” do?
Trying to rent my house in Grosse Pointe Park and moving in with my mother.
3. What are your favorite ways to stay healthy?
Participating in Weight Watchers (need to rejoin), walking, skiing and biking.
4. What songs or artists are in heavy rotation in your iPod right now?
The songs from Elton John and Leon Russell’s Union.
5. What are your favorite things to read online? How do you stay informed and inspired?
Shannon Paul’s Very Official Blog and Wikipedia. CNN, particularly Anderson Cooper 360°, National Public Radio and the Detroit Free Press (printed version).