Monthly Archives: April 2021

Where We Choose to Spend Our Golden Years

“Old age” promises Robert Browning, “will the last of life for which the first is made.” However, I, as a physician, see from those who are experiencing their golden years that it appears to be filled with most of the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, when the winds are blowing through the pines, the full moon lights up the hills with its spotlight glow, I hear the owl calling from the trees, and know someday he’ll be calling my name, and I’ll have no … Continue reading

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Five Life Lessons

A number of years ago, a very good friend sent me the following five stories, illustrating important life lessons. It was, and remains today, one of the best and most cherished gifts I have received. You may already heard a … Continue reading

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One Day Alanis Morisette Will Be Dead

It’s Monday morning, sunny and clear, and time for another Poem of the Week. Hope you had a sufficiently bright weekend to be able to tolerate today a small dose of ironic thought. One Day Alanis Morrisette Will Be Dead … Continue reading

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BBQ Humor

New Standard Operating Procedures released today. Please learn. BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ … Continue reading


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The Deal

Welcome to another edition of poetry Monday. Given that my offspring is about to have another birthday, the following poem by him felt particularly appropriate. The Deal This is the deal, I tell you: You’re half me, half your mother, … Continue reading

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A Brief Visit Outside of Time

Stepping Out of Time There is little question the past 12 months have been hard on all of us, hard on the world. At some moments in our personal journey on this orb hurtling relentlessly through space, we need to … Continue reading

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Last Act

Many of you are back from your Easter Sunday celebration, and The Poem of the Week is here for you. This poem is being offered in honor of my stepbrother, who died on Saturday, surrendering to the ravages of a … Continue reading

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