Category Archives: Covid-19

Covid’s Impact on Relationships


A funny thing happened during the pandemic. Contrary to the expectations of the pundits, not only did breakups and divorces not increase, but almost 20% of couples reported an improvement in the state of their relationship  (June 26,2021 WSJ article) … 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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Memento Mori


There was a time, no more than a few generations ago, when the concept of death was not as far removed from American lives as it has become today. It was a time when family members died at home instead … Continue reading

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Hope – The Best Gift for Christmas


As we rapidly approach this Christmas, many I know have expressed a lack of enthusiasm for the coming holiday. Certainly, if Christmas is little more to you than the wrapping of presents, the exchange of gifts, or a big family … Continue reading

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A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom…


A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom… Are there any of us in 2020 who are not dealing with these emotions?  One of my benefits of the lock-down is the increased time I’ve had to read. Despite having over … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me A Hero!


There recently appeared an article by Dike Drummond, M.D. in Medscape Magazine, in which he objected to the current vogue of calling doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals “heroes” and “saints”. Any profession in which the practitioner places his or … Continue reading

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Bridging the Divide


As a physician, as someone who has been trained in and believes in science, I share the frustrations of all my colleagues who are faced with members of the public choosing not to wear masks and denying the realities of … Continue reading

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Mind and Body


I am not a trained philosopher, though I took a number of courses in philosophy while I was at the university, and have an interest in how our ideas impact our world and our lives. For those of you who … Continue reading

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Quarantine Humor


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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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