Start with Hope

Start with Hope

In an old TV episode of House M.D., Aussie Dr. Robert Chase shares some wise counsel with medical student Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn). Masters, known for her more matter-of-fact communication with patients, asks Dr. Chase how be gentler in her bedside manner,...
Your Summer is NOT Over!

Your Summer is NOT Over!

The kids are trudging back to school. The grill is resting up after that last burger fest. But wait . . . summer is NOT over! There is still four weeks before summer officially passes the baton to fall. Granted, this week I’ve had to wear a thick hoodie when walking...
All Ears

All Ears

Sometimes it’s just hard to fess up. Come clean. Acknowledge we blew it. Admit when we say or do something that wasn’t the best choice. On my dog walk yesterday, a 13-year-old neighbor shared with me how she is not doing well in school. Her parents are not happy about...
How Did He Survive 9/11?

How Did He Survive 9/11?

  Severely Burned Pentagon Officer Shares What Kept Him Alive Brian’s story is part of a three-part tribute to those killed and injured in the 9/11 attacks. Tuesday morning September 11, 2001, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell sits stunned in his boss’s office, watching...