In the Public Eye

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:07am

The news biz was special. The rain filling my shoes at a Denver airport as President Clinton embraced Pope John Paul II. The gun-metal eyes of an accused murderer as I photographed him. Being the only clothed person at a nudist club’s barbecue. Keeping my the kids from watching as I taste-tested dog food.

In the Public Eye

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 2:16pm

"Please submit death certificate."  That was my “good morning” email from a legit insurance company. When I called, they couldn’t find me in their database. Clearly, as I get ready to retire from a 15-year career in healthcare, I’ve not done enough to register as energetically living.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 9:19am

Mandatory condoms in porn movies. Legalized marijuana. Electronic cigarettes, taxed. Plastics carryout bags at convenience stores, protected by law. Same kind of disposable bags, prohibited by law, except if you pay a 10-cent usage tax. Ah, another election year approaches in the fully functional/dysfunctional citizens’ democracy of California.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:21pm

After hernia surgery, I knew I needed to walk, as painful as it was. I reached the nurses station, thirsty, sucking air but with a satisfied smile. One of the two talking heads at the counter looked down at me. “This is a private conversation. Get back to bed. Now.” Memory No. 1, intimidation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:54am

What would your doctor see if you let him poke around your house with no restrictions? Think about it. When you hire a Realtor, you usually tidy up before a get-acquainted tour. When you’re on the market – and your house isn’t a full-time dump – you don’t leave last night’s leftovers in the sink before going to work.

But if you doctor determined today was the date for your annual house physical – unannounced – what would he find?

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:11am

A cab ride. I never open the door and then take the “lie perfectly still, be perfectly quiet” mandate similar to undergoing an MRI. I talk, try to engage – once I determine whether the driver can multi-task. For instance, several recent cab rides in DC.