Being a pediatric echocardiographer for over twenty years I have had hundreds, if not thousands of college bound teens on my examination table. As you'd imagine, their thoughts on potential fields of study / possible professions have been a frequent topic of conversation. Although it is not a popular contemporary career path, I do see … Continue reading Looking For Mr. Brinkley
I was at work when I found out that Frank Robinson had died. It was not unexpected, as he'd been suffering with bone cancer, but it still landed on me with a weight I didn't anticipate, but perhaps should have. Although not a member of my own inner circle of baseball immortals, Mr. Robinson was … Continue reading Frank Robinson. Not in Need.
Whenever the headlines of the day carry the phrase "fake news" I find myself reflecting a great deal on the atmosphere of prevarication and dishonesty that I was raised in. The product of an emotionally weak father and a mother steeped in a panalopy of mental illnesses, I am ever mindful that forthrightness went at … Continue reading The Malice Of Absence