Archive for September 2018

10 Words For Now. Can You Add More?

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? Last week I posted... Read more »

Mrs. Robinson, Are You Trying to Seduce Me? The Soundtrack from The Graduate Makes My All-Time Album List.

It has been a while, but it’s time to add to my compilation of all-time favorite albums. My earlier list included one soundtrack LP from the ’60’s, The Beatles’  A Hard Day’s Night. Today I’m adding another. In 1968 I was too young to see Mike Nichols’ classic film The Graduate but old enough to catch the buzz about it. ... Read more »

Are 400,000 Men Enough to Prove a PSA Point?

I BELIEVE that men between the age of 55 and 80 benefit from an annual blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) to evaluate for the possibility that they have prostate cancer. I BELIEVE that the mixed messages for and against PSA screening from various panels, experts, and government agencies have resulted in confusion, lower... Read more »

Woodman's Market. This Wisconsin Invader is Worth a Visit.

The woman in the motorized shopping cart was relentless, pressing the ever-so-patient shift manager with query after query in a non-stop cascade. I stood patiently behind her, hoping to ask just one question. “Do you have Blue Bunny Ice Cream.” “Yes, we do.” “Where is it?” “It’s in the freezer with all the other ice... Read more »

Qantas and the Doctor. Was a Qantas Employee Sexist?

Every day at 3 pm the UPS delivery driver rings the doorbell of the lab. Since my office is closest to the front door and most of our staff is long gone by 3, I am usually the person to let him in. We chat about the weather, how busy a day it has been for... Read more »

Who Gets Prostate Cancer? It Could Be You Or Someone You Love

Who gets prostate cancer? Comedy stars get prostate cancer. Generals get prostate cancer. Good Fellas get prostate cancer. Singers get prostate cancer. Presidential candidates get prostate cancer. James Bond gets prostate cancer. Broadway stars get prostate cancer. Mothers of Invention get prostate cancer. My dad got prostate cancer. The famous and the powerful. The funny and... Read more »

My Saturday Morning Choice: McCain over Meyer

My plans changed twice this morning.  First the weather. The rain put a damper on my plan to train for next week’s SEABlue Prostate Cancer Awareness 5K run. So I chose my other option, to climb down to the basement and beat up my heart on the elliptical machine. One-half hour, the killer interval setting. Lately, my... Read more »