Must (absolutely positively) see this movie

Just saw The Big Short that chronicles the 2008 financial collapse through the stories of a small handful of people who realized what was happening to the U.S. economy while it was still happening — and then made vast fortunes by betting against the markets while everyone else lost billions of dollars, their homes, retirement savings and their jobs. That of...

Sex And No Common Sense

We created a national crisis by not investing in birth control and family planning. We often do things that totally defy common sense, and when it comes to sex we’re often outright stupid. Where does this stupidity come from? The sources are many: our discomfort with the subject of sex, our failure to talk openly with our children, and pediatricians failing to...

Managing My Mind: A New Years Resolution

My mind is usually unmanaged. Within the boundaries of my memory and consciousness, thoughts arise, and memories flow. I worry about what I’m going to say to someone tomorrow, whether I left a document in my hotel room or the plane will arrive on time for me to make my connection. My mind acts as if it were it’s own master.   Other times,  I catch the...

Let’s Not Talk About Sex

In a recent New York Times editorial, Paul A. Offit Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explored the reasons behind the incredible slow and limited use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents several types of cancer.     Offit...

Depriving pregnant women of liberty and justice

As we are seeing more states legalizing marijuana and same sex marriage, one may be led to believe our nation has discovered a progressive bent. Yet, gridlock has not prevented a state level war on abortion rights and the advance of the “personhood” rights for fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses.   In an outstanding New York Times Op-Ed story entitled...

Many, many thanks!

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. The only gift that’s required – is the giving of thanks. We can never have to many opportunities to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. In a world where environmental destruction, violence, inequality, and fear make daily and now, minute-by-minute headlines, it’s easy to forget how blessed...