In-Country R&R in a Neutral Zone
During the Vietnam War U.S. military typically were sent for rest and relaxation (R&R) to some place away from the conflict like, Hawaii, the Philippines, Thailand or Australia. I met my wife on Oahu about half way through my tour and then we took a short flight to Kauai where we spent a week next to a lagoon full of colorful fish and toured the island by car. That happened in 1971, and it served as our honeymoon. We…Continue
“The Truth Matters”
Sometimes, it has been said, the cure is worse than the disease. That may be true with the Trump presidency. Can Trump be impeached without evidence of a crime? What would be the effect of impeachment? What constitutes a “high crime”, what a “misdemeanor”?
What those who find Trump’s…Continue
The following was copied from a Unitarian Universalist bulletin. It expresses a concept that is often either denied, forgotten or never realized. In today’s political divide over immigration it seems important to realize that many of those we will never know who helped enhance our lives are and were immigrants who took jobs beneath their ability in order to enjoy life here. Some slaves, and the children of slaves, built buildings and roads and created works of art for which they got no…Continue
I’ve been retired for 14 years. A lot has happened in medicine since then, apparently.
My latest go round with my cancer resulted in surgery, ‘radiosurgery” and now I am getting immunotherapy. The last is something that has come on since I was practicing; at least as a main-line therapy. I’m still not sure how it works. I’m getting something called a checkpoint inhibitor. The immune system is complicated. Like the blood coagulation system it appears to be like Topsy, it just…Continue