Getting Cancelled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLNQptc5gZA I was scheduled to speak to a large multispecialty medical group in early Spring 2020. They were looking for someone who could educate, entertain, tell stories, and inspire doctors to sustain their healing spirit in these...

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The Will to Live

https://youtu.be/xfSxxODvy1g It's been 10 months since my 21-year-old granddaughter, Kyah Rayne Cohen died from a fatal allergic reaction. There are no words, no explanations, that can describe such a loss, the most profound I have ever experienced. Not a day goes by...

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I Speak Freely, Not Fluently

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zga-n2YPbt8 Last week I went to lunch with my daughter, and after being seated by the Hostess our server came over, introduced herself and then asked what we like to drink, when she got to the word drink she began stuttering severely....

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Still Punching My Time Card

https://youtu.be/IYOEBmHN9fM I’ve been vacationing in the Pacific Northwest over the last several weeks, and in the midst of family joys got this additional great news. A drug specifically designed to treat my type of cardiomyopathy, has just been released on the...

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Summer Camp Capitalists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCQ-kEH6ex0 The New York Times Styles Section (May 26, 2019) featured this lead article entitled Starting Them Young with Capitalism. It reported that parents are sending their children to summer camps that are specifically designed to...

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Tears and Laughter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8VfHMaj-fk This last month has been a roller coaster ride of celebration and sorrow. My 80th birthday party was an epic Roast that featured a hilarious stage show in which I was grilled, fried, and par-boiled by family and friends......

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My Handicapped Permit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp0xgUHCjZM I have a handicapped permit; it comes in handy when I have to park far away from my destination. Last week I parked in a handicapped space, put the placard on my rearview mirror, and went to a meeting. When I returned 2...

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Kraft, Kamala, and Other April Fool’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwgk3q9phKE The NFL owners met in Phoenix last week and reporters peppered them about the Kraft affair. Unless you’ve been in meditative seclusion, there isn't anyone in America who’s unaware that Robert Kraft, the 77-year-old...

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Caught Pants Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYnmampNIVY A dear friend is the Board Chairman of a foundation that provides free dental care to the homeless and underserved, asked me if I’d deliver the invocation to open their Annual Meeting. It’s no big deal he said, just three...

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The Digisexuals

My grandchildren have been educating me about my archaic view of human sexuality. They have expanded my old binary view, that boys are boys, girls are girls, and gender also determines sexuality. I have learned to add to my menu of sexual identities and understand...

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