I was nine or so when my classroom teacher at my “special school” for gifted children had a bunch of us at a “secret meeting” for which she had closed the front stage curtain on the auditorium stage and sat us all around her on the well-waxed stage.

“This year, we are going to perform Gilbert and Sullivan.  We will be doing the ‘Pirates of Penzance’.” Read more on Giddy For Gilbert and Sullivan…

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One of the several wonderful things about my husband (there are far too many to enumerated here) is that every morning when I wake he asks me if I have slept well and feel rested.

I grew up in a household where my parents thought it was normal to fall asleep in front of the TV, wake up, and decide to “finish the night off” in bed.  They slept late on the weekends.

I think they were both chronically sleep-deprived for all of their adult lives. Read more on Sleep…

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When I get to choose what I read, for the great majority of my life, I have chosen non-fiction.

Or at least what I thought was non-fiction.

I was about eight years old when I convinced my parents to open the cover of the bookshelf in the living room that housed the Harvard Classics and to let me take one volume at a time upstairs to my room. Read more on Ben Franklin Bent The Truth…

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Some say it is the biggest controversy in psychiatry; even the only controversy in psychiatry.

Me, I think it is rubbish, really.  Someone ought to cut to the heart of the matter.

Every single edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatry (Current edition is  DSM-5) has been based on the description of behavior.  Clarified with counting of behaviors.  To assign one of the diagnostic codes necessary to receive a pension takes counting how often someone has a panic attack, how many nights a week someone has trouble sleeping — things like that. Read more on Damn The DSM!…

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I taped two interviews on Rev. Meri Crouley’s program “Now Is The Time” on The Cross TV network.  This airs via satellite for those who have dish antennae and is also archived on YouTube. Read more on Now Is The Time Interviews…

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I can’t believe how many people come in to my office telling me that I don’t understand that their pains are from “getting old,” and that everyone, as they get old, has aches and pains and that is how it is. Read more on How Old Is Your Doctor?…

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You never heard of Ignaz Semmelweis?

There is a sentence about him in lots of medical books.

I first heard about him scrubbing in for surgery with the Chief of General Surgery at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Ohio. Read more on Ignaz Semmelweis Saved Lives With Three Words…

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I always considered myself a naive person in many ways.

From my overprotective family, who had serious worries about my crossing the street without someone holding my hand even when pushing forty, I moved, through several exotic domiciles, into a marriage where my husband would never dream of permitting me to cross a street without holding my hand. Read more on You Think YOU Got Stress?…


People come to me wanting to be medicated and thus treated for the conditions they have.  This is the nature of my profession, at least as the public presently perceives it.

They expect it to be done immediately.

“I have got to know what medications you are on first.” Read more on Medicine In The Age of Information…

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Two mentally challenged individuals had been having a bit of a spat with raised voices about which of one or another alien races had been exterminated in some futuristic interplanetary war.  They had obviously been emotionally involved.  It could have been truly ugly if they had let go and started beating each other.

There were a lot of things wrong with this picture. Read more on Alien Warfare — True Or False?…

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