When I was cleaning out my father’s home after he died, I came across a sweater box under his bed. In it were...
IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, DOCTORS NEED DETECTIVE SKILLS—AND EMPATHY: Why I went looking for inspiration in the ER
A tenacious ER doctor is the heroine in my new thriller about a deadly pathogen, THE RED LOTUS. My time researching the novel...|
When I was a boy, I had an uncle who married a flight attendant—or what we called back then a (forgive me) stewardess....
Dear Friends Who Read and Readers Who Are Friends, To paraphrase a Chinese proverb – or, in some translators’ opinions, a Chinese...
If you’re reading this, it means you survived Black Friday. You think I’m kidding. I’m not. Black Friday can be terrifying. You don’t...|
It was well over 200 years ago now that Jeremy Bentham asked about animals, “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can...|
Here is today’s profound meaning-of-life question: Is it better to have a serious gastrointestinal meltdown at 35,000 feet in the rear bathroom of...|
We all remember “Father Knows Best.” Okay, almost no one does, except for my late father’s friends in South Florida. Actually, even they...|
Earlier this month I gave a speech on Cape Cod, and I was struck by how much the elbow of the peninsula has...|
The week before last I was in Manhattan and emerged alone on a Friday night from the subway station in Union Square. It...|