People Go Nutty Over Nutella

2018-02-05T23:27:47+00:00

I was perusing last week’s horrible news stories like the one about the Olympic doctor sex abuse, all the school shootings that have already occurred this year, and how Xanax has become rampant among college users,

People Go Nutty Over Nutella 2018-02-05T23:27:47+00:00

Wasps in Your Figs?

2017-10-13T15:20:25+00:00

The first time I ate a fig I was about 40 years old.  I was with my husband Sam, and were staying in a little cottage on a California vineyard that we rented in Sepastopol.

Wasps in Your Figs? 2017-10-13T15:20:25+00:00

Spit Happens – On Your Birthday Cake!

2018-01-23T18:30:11+00:00

We’re programmed to blow the candles out on birthday cakes and then enjoy the dessert.  How splendid! ...But you realize people are spitting on it, right? Yep, birthday cake is a health hazard! For years

Spit Happens – On Your Birthday Cake! 2018-01-23T18:30:11+00:00

I Bet I Can Make You Yawn

2017-08-07T20:29:33+00:00

Last week I forced myself to stay up two nights in a row to work. I certainly had lots to do, but I also wanted to see what happened to my brain if I induced

I Bet I Can Make You Yawn 2017-08-07T20:29:33+00:00

11 Harmless Folk Remedies to Patch You Up

2016-02-13T19:01:47+00:00

Dear Readers: Today is going to be fun.  I’m passing along to you some of the folk remedies that readers have shared over the years.  Though there may be truth in some of them,  please don’t take

11 Harmless Folk Remedies to Patch You Up 2016-02-13T19:01:47+00:00

I Got Into a Fight With a Doctor

2018-01-11T16:39:38+00:00

Doctors are my friends, so I was dismayed to lose my cool with a physician recently. My husband Sam (who we thought had Lyme disease from a supposed tick bite years ago) developed symptoms that

I Got Into a Fight With a Doctor 2018-01-11T16:39:38+00:00

Nobody Likes Me

2012-07-23T19:03:26+00:00

I was slurping Pho at lunch, and blurted to Sam that nobody likes me. He said “Why, you have faithful readers, constant letters expressing gratitude, your books are sold world-wide, your family loves you, even

Nobody Likes Me 2012-07-23T19:03:26+00:00

Second Annual Dumb, Dumber and Dumberest Awards

2010-01-20T11:53:35+00:00

Dear Readers, After I presented last year’s dumbest healthcare ‘awards,” I received your emails and chuckles for months afterwards.  Sometimes, ridiculous things happen in the medical industry, so at this time, I’d like to present

Second Annual Dumb, Dumber and Dumberest Awards 2010-01-20T11:53:35+00:00

The Woman Puzzle… Solved! : )

2009-01-16T12:21:33+00:00

Ok, I am 46 years old, and have finally figured out my wife, for that matter, maybe all women. My wife, Suzy has always rationalized buying more new clothes by telling me that she has

The Woman Puzzle… Solved! : ) 2009-01-16T12:21:33+00:00