Category: Life Observations

Is Your Home in Ruins?

September 9th, 2016, No Comments

We’ve seen the awful sights of Syria’s ruined cities, smoke emanating from the rubble of buildings that used to be homes. The story of those abandoning the destruction is well known to newspaper readers and television viewers via the images of the Syrians trudging towards transportation and the hope of shelter. Earlier blog posts here […]

HUMAN(IST) – Do Not Assimilate!

August 24th, 2016, No Comments

In my slow travels through the warmer places of the world, I’ve visited countries where neo-Nazis like ‘Golden Dawn‘ hold parliamentary seats. But then, I’ve lived in New Hampshire, USA where swastikas adorned the necks of young men who beat up elderly Jews in supermarket parking lots. In Holland, two elderly Jewish survivors of the […]

On The Case…

June 23rd, 2016, No Comments

…of my missing suitcase. I’m sitting at the Fiumicino Airport like a Golem, with no suitcase due to the bizarre games people play with cellphones and MP3 players. Following the favorable weather for my health and my pocketbook, I’m presently in Italy. Taking a bus from Roma Center to the airport for lodgings, my youthful […]

The Diagnostic Dilemma – Physician Detectives

December 12th, 2015, 2 Comments

Physicians today are faced with a problem in diagnostics that was historically rare rare in medical science. Formally, disease and injuries affected single organs or bodily systems. Today, the frequency of multi-system illness has led to remarkable discoveries in areas of autoimmune disease and the origins of multiple organ failure. A frequent cause of both […]

“If You See Something, Say Something”

December 3rd, 2015, No Comments

From Sarin in the Tokyo subways to anthrax in the post offices of the Eastern Seaboard in the USA, biological injuries are not to be ignored. The public is remarkably reticent about reporting these problems despite a frightening familiarity with headache onset at the dry cleaner, dizziness at the nail salon and nausea when passing […]

Dear Politicians (and voters)

September 30th, 2015, No Comments

Dear Politicians, You have all been reading the ‘linked in’ website for too long and refuse to follow a single thread of policy, from start to finish, without a comparison being drawn. There are no discussions of protecting the vulnerable populations without pointing at a less vulnerable group to blame for …, invulnerability perhaps? We […]

Nuclear Proliferation – More Than One Kind

September 3rd, 2015, No Comments

The United Nations Office for Armament Affairs offers up a history of agreements for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons begun in 1968. Extended indefinitely in 1995, there are 190 signers of this agreement limiting increases of these devices. While everybody has been involved in that endeavor, war has neither ceased nor desisted. There is yet […]

Shown the Gate at Gatwick

July 14th, 2015, No Comments

The late humorist Alan King published many a tale lamenting the problems of travelers parted from their possessions. The dearly departed luggage was often better travelled than the owner by the time a suitcase reappeared from orbiting the earth. In my own situation, my trusty hard case met with an accident that should rightfully be […]

Your Money AND Your Life – Israel

April 16th, 2015, No Comments

My first visit to Israel was two years ago where I was thrilled to meet many other visitors from places I’d never been in Europe and Asia. Fortunately, good manners among the young have declined so I was able to hear their sincere views about Jews in general. The advantage was our ability to speak […]

The ‘Decline’ of Medical Care in the Empire State

February 20th, 2014, No Comments

New York City and vicinity has the best of everything and the worst of everything, a fact to which all great cities can attest. In New York, I’ve been able to have rarely diagnosed conditions identified through the perseverance of someone born to the theme of “I can do this!” Expertise is all around us […]

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