Even coffee shops are political now

In the coffee shop where I am typing, the Band is playing over the speakers (first “Atlantic City,” then “The Weight”). On the...

February 14th, 2017 |  


The whole subject of obesity

The whole subject of obesity

Last week’s New England Journal of Medicine has an article titled “Mechanisms, pathophysiology, and management of Obesity” by Thomas...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Love’s undeniable warranty

Love’s undeniable warranty

Hearts don’t come with warranties or receipts. Neither does love. There’s no tags to clip or owner’s manual to read. There’s n...

February 13th, 2017 |  



Let me call you sweetheart anytime of year

Let me call you sweetheart anytime of year

Online dating and smartphone matchmaking apps have made it easier than ever to meet new people and find a date - and they’ve made scammers’...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Mean senators didn’t silence a little lady

Lizzie Warren tried to askFor time to lecture Senate “hacks,”But when he saw what she had done,McConnell said, “Be quiet, hon.”...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Trump protesters taking a page from ’60s and Tea Party activists

Political theater, democracy “in the streets” — it’s supposed to feel like the 1960s again.The high so far was likely the impa...

February 11th, 2017 |  


What did you say papaw?

What did you say papaw?

It was a tender moment to say the least as I looked at my then 16 year old daughter’s class assignment, a paper simply entitled “My Hero&#...

February 10th, 2017 |  


The substance of things hoped for

The substance of things hoped for

This is part three of a four part series on Joe, who was referred to Hospice for lung cancer at age fifty-nine. When first admitted to Hospice Joe was...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Media criticism of Conway reveals a double standard

CNN has grave concerns about White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway’s credibility and even refused to have her on its Sunday show recently,...

February 10th, 2017 |  


A month for sweethearts and big bass

A month for sweethearts and big bass

Thursday brought us winter weather, today we’re back to spring-like temperatures. That’s February.We can’t be too harsh on the month...

February 9th, 2017 |