Archive for July 2018

They Might Be Dinosaurs. Springsteen and U2, Two Decades, Two Dominating Albums

I was reminded that it has been a while since I continued my “10 Favorite Albums” list. And as usual, once I start writing about music, I can’t stop at just one album. So today — two great albums, two very different decades in my life. We begin in the late summer of 1975 sitting... Read more »

Do You Have Snobby Tastes? This Zippy List Says That We Do!

I came upon a fascinating little squib in my Time Magazine Daily Email. Researchers at the University of Chicago (Go Maroons!) using data from 2016 have come up with a list of the Top Ten products that can separate the highest economic class of Americans from the lowest class. Apparently, this list is not based... Read more »

We Were Once Friends. Now You "Share" Hate.

How many years were we on the same Medical Staff at our sleepy suburban hospital? We were never close friends, but we could share a companionable conversation. You were a raconteur who would have everyone in the Doctor’s Lounge listening to every word as you wove your tales. You would amuse and amaze us. You... Read more »
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Kitchen Confidential. A Crunchy Confession

Have you ever really screwed something up? And then tried to hide it? Come on, I know you have. It’s human nature. But it is also human nature to feel the need for confession. If you can talk about it, it really couldn’t have been that bad. And so my friends, it is time for... Read more »

When is the Right Time To Say Goodbye? Five Keys for Me.

A colleague of mine retired recently. She and I had worked together for nearly 30 years, journeying together from Holy Family Medical Center in Des Plaines to our exciting adventure creating the UroPartners Laboratory. She shares a birthday with my son and son-in-law and is about the same age as I am. And at her... Read more »