Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Power of Music

The Power of Music   Scientists have long recognized the power of smell; it’s ability to link directly to the old, primitive dinosaur brain, eliciting long forgotten memories, powerful emotions with a single whiff. So what is there about the … Continue reading

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New Rules for 2008

I’ve long ago have come to the conclusion that life is way too short, not to mention frequently absurd, to be taken too seriously. That’s why, when I look back and see my postings taking on a serious tone, or … Continue reading

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In my line of work, trust is an essential ingredient. My patients have to believe that I’m there for their benefit rather than my own, that I’m competent at what I do, and that the tests, treatments and prescriptions I … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

As I sit down to write this piece, my Favorite Poet’s plane should be landing in Paris. It was wonderful to have him home for the holidays, but I once again have to relinquish him to his chosen life in … Continue reading

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The pundits and talking heads have finished analyzing the events of the past year. People all over are recovering from their celebrations heralding the arrival of 2008. The new crystal ball in Times Square has fallen, and the streets of … Continue reading

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