What should we remember? Years from now, when we look back …
Author Paul Coelho said, “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen or by having everything happen all at once.” I’ve been writing lately about charting our course forward carefully, with intention and optimism. This month, I would like to ... [continue reading]
Welcome to 2021. New year. Same virus. New vaccine. New hope!
Many people loudly expressed that they wanted to bid adieu to 2020. As “adieu” is French for “goodbye forever,” I can certainly empathize with that emotion. Living on the west side of Cleveland for 30 years, I’ve become accustomed to the “Irish Goodbye” as an excellent ... [continue reading]
Had enough of politics and COVID-19? This column is a little different. I hope after reading it, you’ll feel better about the state and country we live in. My wife, Maureen, and I volunteered to be poll workers after reading pleas from election officials that fear of COVID-19 had diminished the ranks of those willing to work. It turned out to be ... [continue reading]
By any measure, 2020 has been an awful year. I won’t recap anything, because the memories are all too painful and fresh in our minds. We are stuck in the time warp that began in March and the carousel keeps spinning without end. As we begin the new year, few people are suggesting that there will be significant improvements anytime soon. So what ... [continue reading]
It is Dec. 1, 2020. In eight days I turn 50. As I consume the last of my Thanksgiving desserts that I made myself for the first time I peer through my front window and appreciate twinkling holiday lights looking for acknowledgment amidst a white furry blanket of snow, covering our Northeast Ohio landscape. To me it is emblematic of what this year ... [continue reading]
Almost a quarter century ago, while attending a “Dental Emergencies” CE program, the speaker went somewhat “off topic.” The Doctor/Lecturer stepped back from the podium and challenged his dentist audience ... to be something other than just clinicians and openly wondered if we considered ourselves a “total health ... [continue reading]
We are rapidly approaching my favorite holiday. As a kid, I looked forward to Christmas and my birthday. As a young adult, New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, Labor Day and the 4th of July were prime holidays. I do have to confess that I have never warmed to Halloween, but I know it’s become quite the event these days for many people. Then ... [continue reading]
I’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort recently dealing with chipmunks. Not “the Chipmunks” (Alvin, Simon and Theodore), who sang their way through cartoons when I was young. They were cute and funny, and completely harmless. No, I’m dealing with the small furry kind that burrow in the garden and shrubs, digging all kind ... [continue reading]
Breaking News! All dental disease in the State of Ohio has joined the other deadly scourges of humanity like smallpox, diphtheria and polio in the archives of cured infectious diseases!
Wait, you didn’t know that?
Well, you probably haven’t read the 2020 report of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio in conjunction with the Ohio ... [continue reading]
The internet age has given us instant access to everything that is known. We have the ability to ask questions and receive answers to matters both monumental and trivial. All discoveries since the dawn of time are available for our perusal.
So why do we seem to be descending into tribal mysticism and closely held beliefs that would be more at ... [continue reading]
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