Obamacare, Stress, and the “Overhang”


If, like me, you’re the owner of an advanced (Stage III or Stage IV) cancer that is currently in remission, the good news is that the disease is currently being held at bay, and we are able to get on with our lives. But the threat of recurrence always looms over us, a phenomenon that […]

The Day When Names Trump Numbers


All Saints Day.  While it’s a holy day that has been pretty much drowned out by the commercial excesses of Halloween, I think its significance transcends its ancient Christian roots and speaks to everyone. At the Lutheran church I attend here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we honored the parishioners who died over the […]