When the clown stops laughing.

The death of Robin Williams has created a worldwide outpouring of sadness and grief that I have not often witnessed. Though we all know how closely linked depression and comedic skill can be, it is st...

The Doctor of the Future

Watching the news, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that humanity is fast approaching a turning point of great impact. I’m not speaking of ISIS or the Gaza-Israeli conflagration; conflic...

Hey, Dad!

Two simple words  that for nearly two decades I have been unable to speak. Two words that, for much of my life, prefaced any number of of statements and questions, from the sacred to the silly to the...

I Am Biped.

Inspired in equal parts by laziness, a fondness for offbeat experimentation, and personal growth, I have been walking to work for the past two months. It’s not a very long commute by any stan...

The Old Ways: A Review

The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot by Robert Macfarlane My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book has taken its place in the top five of my pantheon of books. Macfarlane’s lyrical prose allows us to see th...

Of Reps, Wraps and Payola

I’ve never been one to hide my disdain for the tendency of mainstream medicine to allow financial incentives to color medical research and decision-making. In fact, what the record industry once...