Archive for February 2021

What Keeps Me Up at Night? Can I Just Get it Through the Door.

Did you know me in the summer and fall of 2005? I was on my way out of Holy Family Medical Center and creating the UroPartners Lab. We were leasing an office suite in a commercial building with the goal of transforming it into a laboratory that would pass muster with the Illinois Department of Public... Read more »

For School Boards, It's What They Do, Not What They Say That Counts

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes,” President Ronald Reagan, 1984. “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.” Donald Trump, 2005 “It’s really unfortunate that they... Read more »

An Ode to Suspenders

When first I walked the hospital floor A young whipper-snapper always ready for more I dressed to kill in my 3-piece suit A really sharp dude, no way to dispute. Suit coat, cool vest, and pants with neat creases, I really shone in all those pieces Tailored for me at my favorite store Mark Shale in... Read more »
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My Mercy Memories--Not All Were Sweet

Mercy Medical Center filed for bankruptcy yesterday. That’s a pity for the neighborhood, losing a source of medical services in an area that lacks sufficient resources. For me, it unlocks memories from almost 45 years ago, when I had more hair, less belly, and a whole lot of medicine still to learn. In the summer... Read more »

You Go On Trial Today

  You go on trial today. They’ll say you incited Your lawyers will fight it, The riot, disquiet In the city on the hill Your talk was disruptive You always did want this The power, the glory Your own favorite story, your quarry Four more years laudatory We’d all pay the bill You have your... Read more »