Now, You’re a Doctor.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the brush-fire of the moment that we forget about what’s really important – the people around us who contribute to our lives in special ways.

I’ve been lucky to not only have met but developed deep friendships with … Read More

During a conversation with a friend about the Parkland school shooting, I was struck by something she said: “I’m not a Republican or a Democrat; I’m an American.”

Wednesday’s news was consumed with the aftershock of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The first … Read More

In one twenty-one day period, we witnessed the worst and the best this country can demonstrate.

August 11, 2017 began as a quiet day in the suburban town of Charlottesville, Virginia, and ended as a violent clash between several hundred Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, Ku Klux … Read More

Who Should Decide?

Charlie Gard is only 11 months old, but his short life has stirred a controversy concerning the ethical limits of medicine.

Charlie has a rare, genetic and incurable disease that has now involved doctors, three British courts, the European Court of Human Rights, as well … Read More

Make America Compassionate Again

Two weeks ago, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector and disgruntled Democratic supporter from southern Illinois, opened fired on Republican representatives who were practicing for a charity baseball game just outside Washington D.C. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were wounded … Read More

True story, every morning, I make the bed. (I also wash my own laundry but that’s another story.)

Over the years, my wife has occasionally mentioned this to others at social functions, as if performing such tasks was due to some anomalous male genetic mutation. … Read More

Maddi Runkles

“…if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Maddi Runkles, an 18-year-old high school student with a 4.0 grade average, was not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony with her … Read More