The Presidents Who Loved Me

The Presidents Who Loved Me

(First published in Thought Catalog, March 14, 2014) Two presidents loved me. Richard Nixon and Barrack Obama. I didn’t even like Nixon. I don’t like Obama. But both of them saved my life. That’s love, right? For the purposes of explaining this theory, I want to say...
Phillip Hoffman’s War

Phillip Hoffman’s War

(First published in Thought Catalog February 27, 2014) Now we know what it took to be Phillip Seymour Hoffman. His life. We examine a celebrity entertainer’s death.  These are deaths like no other. They are, after all, playing parts. It’s said great actors ‘put...
The Doctor Is In – Trouble?

The Doctor Is In – Trouble?

Doctors and suicide.  An epidemic?  How to stop it?  Well, break out the Dijon: hara-kiri is harder with a sandwich in your hand. Doctors shouldn’t die.  Ever.  To learn that 1 of 16 surgeons have or are considering going their own way, something’s got to...