Life At the Foot of Squirrel Hill

Where else can you find a Kosher Dunkin Donuts? I live just at the bottom of Squirrel Hill. Saturday mornings my partner Michael and his 13 year old daughter have a routine of going to the (Kosher) Dunkin Donuts for breakfast then going to the climbing gym together....

Instinct is Learned

Mr. Reynolds is a vivid 83 year old who lived alone at home. He walks everyday int he morning first thing before he has a small cup of coffee. His kids bought him an ipad and he uses it to browse the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Pittsburgh Post...

A Living History – Eleonore of Bavaria

She was silver-haired and weepy-eyed, with bluish gray bags under he lower-eyelids. Her grandson sat staring at his ipad. He looked like an Irish bartender--with a red beard and a toothy smile. He was patient and spent over five-hours at her bedside, with nowhere...

Split Decision

These days I divide my time between clinical and consulting work.   in my consulting job I work as a medical command physician for ambulances, helicopters and airlines needing advice and direction on all sorts of medical emergencies. For the past several months I have...

A Gift to Remember Me By

Last night at dinner, this girl, Virginia, said, I'll see you tomorrow! It old her that I was leaving in the morning. She asked for a gift to remember her by. I told her I didn't have much (which was true, I packed ultra light, and brought no gifts) she asked if I...

Extracting Riches from Time

In Houston waiting for the flight to Pittsburgh now 4 minutes late. Plane pulls up to the gate. Me: "oh good, the plan is here!" Everyone around me: " grumble grumble late grumble grumble" Perspective people, perspective. You are all blessed with the freedom and...