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It’s a reach, of course, to recall a melody popular with the free world in 1942. Somehow, I do, and “Googling” the title revealed lyrics tucked away in a five-year-old’s … more
No, bu shi, nej. From the U.S. to China and Sweden, when a diagnosis is negative, “no” is understood to mean you’re in the clear. But when it comes to an at-home diagnostic test for … more
Hi Toni: I am turning 65 in June and am not working full-time with employer benefits. I was surprised when I called Social Security and the Social Security rep told me to go online to SSA.gov to … more
I am still here. So are you. This is temporary for both of us. Don’t you forget this! I remember this each day. Because each day is precious. It seems like there have been a lot of … more
Dear Dietitian, I have been educating myself on healthy nutrition. There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet, and sometimes it’s downright frustrating! Can you help steer me … more
Dr. Jimmie L. Nelson, a minister long-known for being about his Father’s business, still preaches and teaches at every opportunity--even as the years stack up. The seasoned theologian and … more
In continuation of sharing the first four reflections published in November 2017, this is the second piece I wrote after my arrival at WT. In 1769, Charles Thompson received financial aid from … more
Toni: I turn 65 in May and am covered by my wife’s employer group health insurance. I am fighting stage 3 kidney cancer and the prognosis is good since I am participating in a clinical trial … more
Sometimes life’s simplest lessons can be learned from what we teach our youth. Be nice. Play well with others. Treat others as you want to be treated. Tell the truth. Don’t pull … more
Hey Taylor: I’ve been at my current job for three years and I’m starting to feel like I’m due for a raise. I also feel like I won’t get one until I ask and I’m terrified … more
The former Shelley Cockes--who turned down a “Coke date” offer as a college freshman from the same guy she married a few days after graduation--could not have imagined the “roller … more
Dear Toni: Help!!! My mother-in-law is 85 and lives in an independent living facility on her own. After a hospitalization in November, she needs 24-hour medical care when she went home. We were … more
What do you stand for? This is a very important question to ask yourself. What’s at the core of your existence? What is it that shapes and drives your life? What’s non negotiable in … more
David “Fathead” Newman was an extraordinary jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophone player who worked as a sideman with Ray Charles, recorded with Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, … more
“Omega Man” -- the last man alive (Charlton Heston, 1971), “Omega Doom” -- cyborg vs. man (Rutger Hauer, 1996) and “I Am Omega” -- the last man alive, again (Mark … more
In the coming weeks, I will publish the first four reflections posted in November 2017 after arriving at WT. I started this process to share thoughts about WT, our purpose and our passions. I think … more
I carry the burdens of others. I don’t know if this is healthy or not, but I do what I do and it is what it is. I don’t know how to live my life any differently. It adds stress to my … more
Dear Readers, You’ve probably heard that the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Estimates put 42% of Americans in the obese category. The World Health … more
Sand lines have been drawn by many of us, indicating that we know as much as we care to about certain topics. Faced with repeated barrages, we either ignore them or strike back with unambiguous … more
WASHINGTON — Representative Ronny Jackson, M.D. (TX-13) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, his Physician, and his Chief Medical Advisor yesterday renewing calls for President Biden to … more
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