Category Archives: Health
That’s a phrase one of the many consultants I’ve worked with over the years loved. “Begin a story with the words “Essential information” to stress its importance.” And years later, sometimes I do. Like now. For people of a certain … Continue reading
I got in a golf cart the other day to discover that the previous occupant left something behind. An open pack of Marlboro Lights. 3 left. And a Bic lighter. I haven’t had a cigarette in just over four years. … Continue reading
Two things I’ve learned in the past few days: One: When a prescription says “take after meals,” it means after. I’m taking a prescription anti-inflammatory for one of those “you’re not 29 anymore” injuries. The other day, I took it … Continue reading
I visited one of my closest friends today. He’s in the hospital, recovering from cancer surgery. It went well. He’ll live. We’ll be on the first tee again in weeks. His colon cancer was caught just in time. BECAUSE HE … Continue reading
Sad news about the guy who had a string of hits in the 70s and hosted a popular variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. He has Alzheimer’s disease. Now 75, Campbell will hit the road for a final time … Continue reading
It’s National Baby Boomers Recognition Day. Once upon a time, that would mean “Let’s party!” Now it means, “Get a checkup.” But Boomers still rule, boomers still rock. And we’re not going away anytime soon. So there.
Bruce Springsteen’s sax player, Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons, is hospitalized in Florida after having a stroke. This was his biggest solo hit. Great song.
His name is Louis Camilleri. He’s the CEO of Philip Morris. He told a cancer nurse today at his company’s shareholder meeting that it’s not that hard to quit smoking. I am not an anti-smoking crusader even though I smoked for … Continue reading
“Bomb Kazakhstan! Or one of the other ‘stans. Or just get me some guy named Stan to punch out!” I hate the thought of the President of the United States having nicotine withdrawal. An edgy commander-in-chief makes me nervous. But … Continue reading