Blog: Morning ThoughtsThere are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.

If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.

Compassion has several levels.

My father regularly complained to me for the last few decades of his life about his memory, his body shape and other changes of aging. He died at nearly 91. I used to say, “Year, yeah. . .” and change the conversation because I didn’t like to hear about anything that I couldn’t fix. Now.. read more →

Gums and teeth

Going to the dentist always makes me nervous as I anticipate painful procedures and huge holes drilled in my wallet. I never want a root canal. I never want gum surgery. Last year, at my yearly check-up, my gums were downgraded from the 1s and 2s that they had always been, to 4s and 5s;.. read more →

The accident

 My passenger and I walked away; the driver of the minivan not only walked away, he drove away after he was done with the policeman. We were all lucky. While my body is full of little aches, my biggest pain is mental as I revisit the accident repeatedly. What happened? How did my sweet trusty.. read more →

Update July 8, 2017

My dear blog has been a casualty of a life change that began the day after the election, November 8, 2016. (A day that will live in infamy, like December 7, 1941.) Now, my creative energy goes into political activity,  instead of writing in my blog. I am talking to strangers all the time, telling.. read more →

Everyone is a story.

I haven’t had the energy to write on my blog much anymore; that energy and time is going into political activism, as I do my bit to keep the US from becoming a Russian-puppet state and from being looted by a family gang of thieves. 5calls.org has been helpful for me, a “political action for.. read more →

Today’s political issues are bipartisan.

My country is polarized.  One side is arguing, “let’s keep the air clean” and the other side is arguing, “let’s make the air dirtier.” Does this make any sense? Everyone has to breathe. . . and have clean clear water to drink. This is a bipartisan issue affecting every single person. My country is polarized.  Sometimes one.. read more →