Doing Only as Well as Your Least Healthy Child

You, who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so, become yourselfBecause the past is just a goodbye Teach your children wellTheir father’s hell did slowly go byAnd feed them on your dreamsThe one they pick’s the one you’ll know by Don’t you ever ask them, “Why?”If they told you,…

Read More

Now You Can Go to Turkey

A man and a young girl

~Life Without my Dad When my dad in Milwaukee was diagnosed with cancer in 1998, we were living in Israel. We built a home in the community of Maccabim, halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It was a modest townhouse with a small yard big enough to accommodate a patio, an inflatable pool and a…

Read More

Welcome to Hotel Quarantine

Flight map

Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before “Relax, ” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave.”                  …

Read More

We Can’t Totally Trash 2020


While this year was full of unimaginable pain and grief, there were also some bright spots. People fell in love, babies were born, novices baked, artists displayed remarkable creativity, businesses adapted, we held an election with unprecedented voting numbers, and we managed to connect deeply, without touching. Love and Medicine presents the Year in Pictures…

Read More

Out of Whack: Living in 2020


Love and Medicine is groping for words. My emotions are all over the place. I cry at the drop of a hat. Sometimes the tears are tears of joy. Other times my heart aches for those I love who are far from me. There are days I wake up hypomanic, filled with ideas, energy and…

Read More