Category: Current Events

Gimme Shelter

Check this out. What you will see are the musings of a Psychiatrist wondering what “shelter” means in the era of a pandemic. Way different, he opines, than when the phrase was originally used when the Rolling Stones wrote their song. In 2020, we see...

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Why Toilet Paper???

Check this out. What you will see is a humorous analysis by a practicing physician of why, of all the things they could be hoarding in the face of COVID-19, are people hoarding toilet paper. Don’t spend too much time thinking about this, but there are some...

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A Lose-Lose Situation

Check this out.  What you will see is an unfortunately apt description of life in March of 2020. Elderly people being denied tenderness and care, at a time when they need it most, in order to protect them from infection. Sad! In my email today came...

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The End of Handshakes

Check this out. What you will see is Seth Godin’s usual intense level of cultural insight. Here, he explores the (now archaic?) practice of shaking hands. Seth believes this practice is about to disappear. Sure, the Covid 19 virus is the primary precipitating...

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Vaping Irony

Check this out. What you will see is the work of a medical writer asking a good question. Why, a full 50 years after cigarette advertising was banned on TV, are we still seeing advertisements for Juul being televised?   I get it. It takes regulatory...

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Doctors Dealing With Mass Shooting

Check this out. What you will see is a little piece noting that seven major U.S. medical organizations have issued statements decrying mass shootings and making recommendations for how their frequency and impact can be significantly reduced. In addition to such...

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