I Hate Reminders | Patient Portal

I Hate Reminders

Critical Message in your Patient Portal. Sign in and open immediately! Oh my God! They forgot to tell me I have cancer. What else could be so critical that my doc sent this terrifying e-mail and now… multiple texts to boot? They tried to phone earlier, but I missed the call. The dire-sounding voicemail instructed … Read more

Dream Big and Reach for the Stars | Podcast

Podcast | Pondering the Unknown

Many have devoted countless hours contemplating the vast expanse beyond, seeking the meaning of it all. Yet, our understanding of the worlds outside our own remains limited. Nevertheless, it’s in our nature to ponder these things. In this episode, we embark on a mind-bending discussion exploring how the process of writing a book often mirrors … Read more

Leaving on a Jet Plane

“Leaving on a Jet Plane”

So… “Leaving on a jet plane,” as John Denver so beautifully sang, Cindy, Avra, and I were headed to the beach when a bizarre incident occurred. By the way—this is true—not fiction. Cindy loves to be swaddled, maybe because it gives her comfort, like always being in my rucksack…remembering the flooded Pyrenees tunnel in “Alternate … Read more

What's at Stake - Yan Vashem Holocaust Museum Jerusalem Israel


“What’s at stake?” is an often-asked question, but what does it really mean? In “Alternate State of Affairs” and its sequel, “Reach for the Stars,” saving humanity from a horrific weapon of mass destruction is the sole mission for Steven, Avra, and Cindy, the spiritual eyeless doll. Everything is at stake! Then, when all seems … Read more

Dream Big and Reach for the Stars | Podcast

Podcast | Innovation

Innovation. It’s all around us. Be it this podcast, the novel “Reach for the Stars”, the run-and-shoot offense in football, the 3-pointer in basketball, driverless vehicles, automated refrigerators, writing, or exploration. In this episode of the Altered State of Affairs podcast we discuss innovation within the rules and breaking the rules with innovation. Innovation applies … Read more