Commentaries aired on Public Radio Tulsa, both of local and national interest.

I want mine simply to read: Friend Of The Cleaning People.

I emailed him: "You were the greatest sports writer that I ever read." He wrote back "What do you mean was? I'm old. I'm not dead."

Don't get me wrong - I applaud the right of people to spend their money as they want - on entertainment, or medical tests, or medical tests as entertainment.

The closest I'll ever get to Australia is an Outback Steakhouse. 

Last Summer Walk

Jul 25, 2013

My Summer walks begin on Florence Avenue, as they always do, heading north to 11th street.

There should be six core competencies, fundamental attributes that all doctors should share, right?

Honey Bees

Jul 18, 2013

I know I take an unholy glee in worst-case scenarios and far-fetched conspiracy theories, especially if they're based on purely anecdotal evidence.

Here is a tough, solitary, independent man who goes against the tide and settles wrongs often with gun justice.  

The End of Buffets

Jul 11, 2013

I got him an orange juice and a chocolate bar because that's what Michael Corleone asked for in Godfather III.

The BBC and Adverts

Jul 8, 2013

The pop group was said to have been made so that companies could buy them off-the-shelf.  

The Carny

Jul 2, 2013

Chico was tearful. His freedom was gone - the carnival was the only life that he had known.

The Talent Show

Jun 28, 2013

After having been a father for thirteen years and counting, I've developed a superhuman ability to tune out all volumes of cacophony.

Cat Man Did

Jun 25, 2013

Having wild animals in the house was her idea, not mine. What is this horror that you call nature?

Now, I've watched enough True Crime TV shows to have second thoughts, but only for a split second.

The irony is that I'm in constant flight from future gadgets.  

When you're a doctor, there's higher pressure to practice what you preach.  

Imagine a world controlled by the Illuminati where individual freedom is but a distant memory.

What's with the tolls in Oklahoma?   

Vegas, baby!   

Saying goodbye...

I've been told that it's a glorified Powerpoint demonstration.

"Where's the money?" wondered the New York Times.

Notes On Opera

May 6, 2013

If a contestant sang an aria, she got points taken away.

In one ironic twist, to combat the hardware bottleneck, hospitals have invested heavily in COWS.

Tea, Anyone?

Apr 25, 2013

By 1920, special tall glasses and long spoons were being manufactured.

Diary of an Old Man

Apr 22, 2013

A year ago, I was playing tennis every day and bowling.

The Rabbi and Me

Feb 11, 2013

They know...they know. How do you get to that point in your life?

I am part magpie and attracted to shiny objects. Wa do!

Mad Men

Feb 6, 2013

But doctors are increasingly mad men; we have to sell you our ideas.

Our Goverment, Our Nation, Our Safety Net

Feb 3, 2013

We created a social safety net, the lowest depth to which any American would be allowed to fall.