Silent and Solemn Spring

April 30, 2020

Why poetry? As the great Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai said, “When words fail, that’s when poetry begins.”

Honoring Our Nurses

April 29, 2020

Nurses are on the front line in the care of COVID-19 patients, and for many years Dr Berlin has admired and resonated with the poetry of nurse practitioner Cortney Davis. Here: a recitation of two of her poems.

A Further Shore Is Reachable

April 24, 2020

Richard Berlin, MD, recites "COVID-19," by Dr Chris Fitzpatrick. It is a series of haikus strung together to highlight the many moments in hospitals that are happening everywhere in the world. This. Very. Moment.


April 03, 2020

His widow sues. Five night-sweat-years later, our colleague wins in court, because he has good documentation.

Silent Spring

April 03, 2020

Slipping out of quarantine, we walk hand in hand. Comforting words that this, too, shall pass.

Dear Provider

March 24, 2020

I read Dear Provider in a letter from a health care company. Provider is a fine word, and I’ve always felt proud to provide for my family-but the company doesn’t know guys from Jersey are sensitive.

Psychiatry Comic: Identity Crisis

February 27, 2020

My hacker stole my identity crisis.

The Show Must Go On

February 25, 2020

A phone rings on stage like a flashback and we return to our fantasy that characters can die and revive, that the show must go on . . .

Psychiatrists Are Not the Retiring Kind

January 20, 2020

The past is prologue riding close behind. Give up your practice? And do what instead? Psychiatrists are not the retiring kind!

Not Guilty

December 12, 2019

Our daughter’s first day of Med School ten years ago, computer charged, a career choice . . .