Horses and mules

Horses and mules

The opening scene in Fiddler on the Roof features an animated argument among the people of Anatevka over whether a purchased animal is a horse or a mule. “Horse!” shouts one group. “Mule!” shouts another.  And that is the extent of their conversation. They just keep shouting. Joseph Stein wrote that musical in 1964, but [...]

What the world needs now is more mental health professionals

What the world needs now is more mental health professionals

For a nation so rich in natural resources, we are sorely lacking in others. We need more mental health professionals, for instance, and we need them yesterday. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s a fine thing to take stock of your mental health. But where do you go when your assessment tells you [...]

The Bird is the word

The Bird is the word

A cranky old lady yelled at me from the front porch of her house the first time I rode a Bird scooter. “You’re not supposed to be riding on the sidewalks!” she yelled.  “Sorry!” I yelled back gleefully. The apology was a reflex, the glee hard to contain. At 58-years old, I really should be [...]