Neurological Disorders: Illustrated?

Tonight I attended a lecture at Salem’s membership library, the Salem Athenaeum. Dr. David E. Thaler, Neurologist-in-Chief; Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine (phew!), shared with us his incredible initiative to create a more welcoming space for patients at the Neurology Center at Tufts University by adding creative pieces of… Read More Neurological Disorders: Illustrated?


I had a blissfully unaware Saturday. I spent time with friends and family. I visited some of my favorite places. Only when I arrived home and sat down at roughly 10:00 did I enter back into the real world. The horror of NAZIs/Neo-NAZIs/white supremacists/whateveryouwanttocall these peoplefullofhatred marching through a university campus in Virginia. The photos… Read More Charlottesville

"CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,"

I sat here with every intention of writing something meaningful about the recent Marathon Bombings, and for some reason every time I look at the screen I go blank.  I have nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said.  Am I angry?  Yes.  Was I scared?  Hell yes.  Do I feel sad that this… Read More "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody,"


Today in church we sang, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clearing” in honor of all the angels who were brutally murdered last Friday.   This song, written by a man who was distraught about a recent American war with Mexico, describes a group of angels singing.  He also describes how we people do not take… Read More Newtown

Batman Tragedy.

Tragedy. News corporations across the world are reporting terrible news today.  A deranged man, dressed in costume, murdered at least twelve people at a midnight showing of one of my favorite series, Batman.    I can not believe this happened.  The reports say he was a normal, quiet Ph D student and that he was “easy going.”  Why, then,… Read More Batman Tragedy.