Suffer the little children

Suffer the little children

The March issue of Pediatrics has two articles about the littlest children - those under 2. The first one says that nothing we are saying to try makes...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Tipping the balance on tiptoe

Tipping the balance on tiptoe

I’d rather walk like a pigeon than be pinned down like a dissected frog, but at age seven I was instructed I must wear a metal brace to bed̵...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Worst practices need to go

Worst practices need to go

There are some disturbing new business practices that have left me scratching my head and wondering if the company actually thought the practice out a...

March 27th, 2017 |  


You, women’s history and the power of social security

You, women’s history and the power of social security

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of ...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Kinniconick stories always bring response

Kinniconick stories always bring response

Anytime I write about the Kinniconick Creek I get letters, e-mails and phone calls – either from people with fond memories of growing up on the ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


‘Guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride’

‘Guard each man’s dignity and save each man’s pride’

Marvin was seventy-two when he enrolled in hospice with prostate cancer. Marvin’s situation was unique. Marvin had been one of our most active h...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The president and Congress fight the good fight

The president and Congress fight the good fight

Time for another lesson in Congressional politics. I am hearing a lot of talk that the Trump administration is in trouble because of division in his o...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Social Security, Medicare will fail without reform

I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, des...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Do we fear listening to the other side?

In our conversations, whether political, public or private, we seem to be increasingly belligerent, uncivil and unrelenting, determined to crush the o...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Democrats have a nasty little Gorsuch problem

Neil Gorsuch will have the support of all 52 Senate Republicans for confirmation to the Supreme Court. He also could win the votes of a half-dozen or ...

March 24th, 2017 |