Flying Blind Into the Storm

I am spitting mad that the people making decisions for Americans — in the government, who we have elected to help us live our lives — are opening the doors to the resumption of economic activity without knowing — through widespread community testing and contact tracing, none of which are even discussed — what we…

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,…

A Year After Django

  A year ago today, we let our dear chocolate lab, Django, slip away from disabling illness. And it's the handsome active dog that I want to remember today.  The floppy brown puppy who barked and peed too much grew into an elegant and handsome eighty pounds of dark mahogany. Ten years ago, when I was…