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Goodbye, Marilyn

One hot summer, like the one that’s upon us, an icon died. I was just a kid, so you wouldn’t think it would have affected me much. But it did. It was 1962. Marilyn Monroe died while I was at … Continue reading

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If We Could Talk to the Animals…

The latest movie version of Dr. Doolittle just came out, and by all reports it’s–well, let’s just say it’s no Iron Man. Still, wouldn’t it be cool if we could talk to the animals? What would they tell us? P.S. … Continue reading

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The Road to Wisdom

“I shot through my twenties like a luminous thread through a dark needle, blazing toward my destination: Nowhere.” ~Carrie Fisher Aging isn’t for sissies, as the expression goes. A very old patient recently visited a doctor friend of mine. “Good … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map

Today’s episode of The Wishing Map has been postponed (day tripping with the fam!) The next episode will be posted this Saturday, August 8th Meanwhile, if you haven’t read it yet, please enjoy  Goodbye, Marilyn

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Goodbye, Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe died while I was at camp in the Southern California mountains. I stared at the cabin rafters. Skipped the afternoon swim. Picked at my mess hall chow. I mourned. How can I explain, even to myself, why her … Continue reading

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