The new threat is weapons of mass disruption

The phenomenon of last week’s widespread cyberattack, using weapons developed by the United States National Security Agency to disrupt major com...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Hollywood’s Classrooms

Hollywood’s Classrooms

It has been several months since my last column. Last fall I was asked to fill a teaching position that required a specific certificate which I posses...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Surgery for type 2 diabetes

Surgery for type 2 diabetes

Surgery for diabetes used to mean things like foot amputation for the ravages of the disease rather than for the treatment of the underlying causes. I...

July 3rd, 2017 |  



The press and the president: Here’s how it should work

Ever get the feeling President Donald Trump and members of the news media don’t like each other? Trump attacks the credibility of reporters with...

July 3rd, 2017 updated: July 3rd, 2017. |  


Art of breaking bad news

I practiced the words in my head one more time before I picked up the phone. When my patient’s son answered, I froze for a moment, imagining the...

July 3rd, 2017 |  


Social Security and medicare are lasting sources of Independence

Social Security and medicare are lasting sources of Independence

In July, communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, family, and friends. A strong community also creates indepen...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


Let’s move on

Dear Editor,I read with dismay the recent events of City Council and those calling for the termination of Derek Allen, our city manager, or the revers...

June 30th, 2017 |  


The Declaration, the Constitution, the Bible

The Fourth of July is an opportune occasion to reflect on the memorable phrases of the struggle for independence such as “Give me liberty or giv...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Let’s have an open conversation

Compassion is subjective and is not in alignment with the needs of the community as a whole.These were some of the closing words of the letter publish...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Magic glasses open underwater world

Magic glasses open underwater world

This recurring dream I have reveals how an acquaintance of mine, a chemist, spilled some of a concoction he was experimenting with onto a pair of sung...

June 29th, 2017 |