Our Friend, The Ozone Layer, is Recovering Thanks to the Power of Bipartisan Support

The Montreal protocol is a model of cooperation. It is a product of the recognition and international consensus that ozone depletion is a global problem, both in terms of its causes and its effects.                                                                                                                                                                                                PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN Yes, the good news today is that a panel of scientists gathered by the … More Our Friend, The Ozone Layer, is Recovering Thanks to the Power of Bipartisan Support

Mike Pence’s book is no flamethrower like Prince Harry’s, the Duke of Sussex’s hardcover, Spare

Pence is sparing in his resentment over a mob incited to lynch him. He instead dwells on stuffy things like loyalty.  Loyalty to the Constitution on which his country was founded.  His oaths to uphold it. His Catholic upbringing, growing up in Hoosier country, dull things like that, not nearly as juicy, humorous, and resentful … More Mike Pence’s book is no flamethrower like Prince Harry’s, the Duke of Sussex’s hardcover, Spare

Happy Birthday Mr. President and Thank You, For I Got Much of My Resilience from You, Sir

With President Richard M. Nixon’s 109th birthday on Monday this week, I thought I’d share this story about the time I met up with him in Philadelphia.  He was still in The White House at the time and reporters like me, and The Senate Watergate Committee, were hot on his tail. I trace acquiring my … More Happy Birthday Mr. President and Thank You, For I Got Much of My Resilience from You, Sir

ARE WE RECYCLING PLASTICS OR ARE THEY RECYCLING US?

Plastic is everywhere. It’s in our clothes and phones, in our sunscreens and supermarkets. Where it bothers me the most is seeing it strewn over our otherwise pristine beaches, those plastic rakes, shovels and buckets kids mindlessly leave behind.  Then there are all types of plastic fish, miniature boats and airplanes, stars, dinosaurs, castles, and … More ARE WE RECYCLING PLASTICS OR ARE THEY RECYCLING US?

NEW YEARS ARE TIMES WE LOOK AHEAD, RESOLVE TO EAT LESS CALORICALLY, YET OFTEN THEY’RE NOSTALGIC, EVOKING MEMORIES

Some of mine come by the spoonful’s. Like the time way back when I was promoting chicken soup, actually an iconic kosher delicatessen in Queens, NY called Ben’s Best Kosher Deli.   Back then it was famously located on Queens Blvd., until the city made bike lanes there and Ben’s lost a big chunk of … More NEW YEARS ARE TIMES WE LOOK AHEAD, RESOLVE TO EAT LESS CALORICALLY, YET OFTEN THEY’RE NOSTALGIC, EVOKING MEMORIES

Yes, Harry and Meghan boldly aired their grievances, Yet there are other takeaways from that dramatic docuseries

Harry and Meghan seemed nowhere even near to being villainous in their six-part docuseries on Netflix. Yet, while most see Meghan as a charming and innocent victim, others see a more self-centered, manipulative side to her. And some like the law firm representing Meghan’s half-sister Samantha see a vastly different, more devious Duchess of Sussex. … More Yes, Harry and Meghan boldly aired their grievances, Yet there are other takeaways from that dramatic docuseries

FEET HURT?  SEE DR. ZVI, THE RV MD

There are always first times and the more inventive we are, the more of them we’ll have. Take Dr. Zvi, a brilliant retired orthopedic surgeon, today a daring doctor who just traded his home for an RV to take his wellness wisdom on the road. He is living with his dog in an RV parked … More FEET HURT?  SEE DR. ZVI, THE RV MD

Can Making Your Bed Keep You Mentally Fit?

No, I’m not a scientist, just a theoretician, highly unlicensed.  My laboratory is my bedroom.  My medicine my bed. My patients: myself and my wife Rita who must exercise a bit of patience with me sometimes. Shortly before World Mental Health Day on 10/10 this year, I developed a hypothesis based on personal research that … More Can Making Your Bed Keep You Mentally Fit?

BEFORE WE CAN GET CONTROL OVER CLIMATE CHANGE WE HAVE TO FIRST UPGRADE OUR ANTIQUATED BRAINS

Remember “brain drain?”  Smart people fleeing dumb places for more rewarding lives. Today a bigger problem is brain train or retaining our brains to think differently about something that has us all in its deadly grips—climate change. The problem is retraining brains stuck in the immediate, says Dr. Ann-Christine Duhaime, a pediatric neurosurgeon at the … More BEFORE WE CAN GET CONTROL OVER CLIMATE CHANGE WE HAVE TO FIRST UPGRADE OUR ANTIQUATED BRAINS

Out of the Weeds of Ignorance Comes Cool Cardigan Knowledge on Wikipedia

When you’re trying to make sense of things, seeking to describe, decipher, and define . . .  looking to fill an eclectic pot with facts, yet wondering from where they’ll come, and from whom will come the names they bear . . .  there’s always that resourceful guide to lead you through thickets of unknowns, … More Out of the Weeds of Ignorance Comes Cool Cardigan Knowledge on Wikipedia