Ode to a Caregiver

 Ode to a Caregiver

The giving of care is really the giving of oneself—giving soul—for the betterment of another soul—my soulmate. I am a caregiver but will soon be unemployed because my client—my mate—is breaking all records for rehabilitation. Our brilliant young neurosurgeon is very pleased with the incredible outcome and himself. He should be. A remarkable conclusion. But … Read more

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Review this, review that—just make sure it’s a five-star or don’t bother. Unbelievable—only seconds after any professional encounter comes a survey or an obtrusive request for a rating or a damn review. “How was your experience? Would you recommend us to a friend, a foe, or any other asshole?” On the surface, it seems they … Read more

Cindy, the Enigmatic Doll from Away

Cindy, the Enigmatic Doll From Away

Cindy, the spiritual, all-knowing, introspective character in the “Alternate State of Affairs” series has elevated her storied status to breathless heights. She rules the roost—not in an absolute way but her mysterious ability to see the future has boosted her strategic importance in the plot. No decision is made without her input—not even the Mossad … Read more

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