Monthly Archives: May 2006

A Day to Remember

A Day To Remember   Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again. –         Johann W. von Goethe   As tomorrow dawns, our cemeteries will be decorated with flags, our airwaves filled with … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts & Musings | 17 Comments

Spring Eternal

Do you believe in love at first sight? As he sat one day on a train halfway between Paris and Rouen, Claude Monet glimpsed the passing countryside of a small village through his carriage window. Tired of his usual motifs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 25 Comments

T is for Time

T is for Time   Gayle tagged me for this little exercise, and I would usually ignore such a request, not to be churlish, but because I usually don’t have the time to comply. Today, however, she caught me on a … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts & Musings | 23 Comments


I finally made it back from a busy and enjoyable weekend. My apologies to all those who’ve I failed to visit in my absence. I’ll try this week to make up the deficit. In the meantime, here is a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | 22 Comments

Brilliant Ways Girls Turn Guys Down

Humor is always a little cruel, and where does cruelty play a greater role than in the ongoing battle between the sexes? If you’ve never been in one of these moments, you’re probably still very, very young. Have a good … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 16 Comments


Life is a journey, so we are told. There are some trips we are more reluctant to take than others, and one we can only put off for so long. However much we protest, it is a package deal.This, then, … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | 15 Comments

Charity Hospital, New Orleans

I, along with thousands of students and young physicians, received a formative part of my medical training at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Ever since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, this venerable institution of both teaching and patient care has … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | 16 Comments


The daffodils are in bloom, and this was my last weekend to get up to the mountains to see them before they disappeared for another year. For those of you who are not familiar with the story of the daffodils … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | 22 Comments