Tag Archives: Environment

Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 6


My work week in Solo rapidly became an established routine of bedside rounds in the morning, followed by lunch, then didactic sessions in the afternoon, using the slide sets of medical topics I brought with me from the States. I … Continue reading

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Steel Worker


Back in the early 1960’s, Chicago and Pittsburgh were the steel capitals of the United States. The South Side of the Chicago, where we lived, showed evidence of this by the haze of smoke and pollution floating over Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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High School Highlights


Despite feeling that I was the odd man out throughout my high school years, I appreciate three special gifts I received during that time. The first was my freshman English teacher persuading me that I should join the school’s debate … Continue reading

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Viral Times, Times of Uncertainty


As a physician in the biologic sciences, a lot of my training has involved living with uncertainty, being forced to make decisions affecting patient lives with insufficient information. Yet, faced with our current coronavirus situation, I am as anxious, uncertain, … Continue reading

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Viral Times Produce Opportunities for Change


April 11, 2020 10 AM – As of this time, the news is reporting 503,594 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US, with 19,552 people having died of the disease. For those of you who read or have access to the … Continue reading

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Viral Times and Public Health


April 9, 2020 – The good news – the curve of infection seems to be flattening. The bad news – as of this morning, 432,599 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 14,830 deaths were reported in the US, with 16.8 million people … Continue reading

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“STUFF” or “How Much Is Enough?”


I remember the first time I saw George Carlin do his brilliant routine on “Stuff” – and how what we considered necessary stuff could be pared down to a small handful of essential items. I was reminded of this when … Continue reading

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