May 1, 2013
We climbed concrete ramps from the subway’s underground world, up to the grandstand and my first vision of heaven...
April 9, 2013
spring-time territory, raucous and free as a New Orleans . . . trumpet, my patient locked-in to the wild tune
Atheist With a Poet’s Heart
March 13, 2013
But old colleagues said . . . the holocaust made him an atheist with a poet's heart, . . . a Jew who loved to stand and chant David's psalms
Ape With the Bone
February 11, 2013
I pictured him at his waiting room door . . . clutching a chart, catching eyes, . . . calling out a name, bewildered
The Trees of New Jersey
January 18, 2013
Here's to the lovely trees of Jersey, my home . . . town streets lined with linden and larch, . . . poplar and elm, flowered locusts scenting
December 12, 2012
I'm reviewing a left ventriculography from a man with chest pain, MI ruled out, his wife dead for a post-crash hour...
Playing in the Band (Podcast)
December 6, 2012
"A hundred people dancing so hard they’ve thrown off their shoes . . ." Listen to Richard Berlin, MD, recite the poem, "Playing in the Band."
Our Medical Marriage (Podcast)
November 16, 2012
In conversation long as summer light, we talked patients and drugs, recited simple prayers of the dying, learned how we both took medicine as a life-long lover . . . and more reflections on a medical school courtship.
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