Random Acts of Kindness

This Letter to the Editor appeared in The Palm Beach Post on March 29, 2020: Several days ago, while waiting in the checkout line at my local CVS, I noticed a young Asian woman ahead of me was wearing a facial mask. I asked her where she had bought it. In very soft, hesitant English,…

National Doctors’ Day

This Letter to the Editor appeared in The Palm Beach Post on March 29, 2020: When a healthcare crisis upends our lives, the care of a trusted physician is valuable beyond measure. Now, with COVID-19, physicians are putting themselves at risk without hesitation to save lives, provide testing and reassure patients. On Monday, National Doctors’…

Connecting in Isolation

“Screw this virus ... Burying people in the hard isolation of the same four walls.” So said David Brooks in a recent @NYTimes column. If only all American government leaders Would follow the lead of New York State’s Andrew Cuomo in enforcing indoor isolation, which is appearing to show quantitatively what anyone can understand —…