Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Robber Bride: Woman against Women

It is October 23, 1990 and the setting is an avant-garde restaurant in Toronto. A tall well-dressed woman walks into the Toxique at lunchtime. Her name is Zenia. She is tall, well-formed and about 50 years old, but she looks … Continue reading

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Stephen Foster: Darkies, People and Great Music

An invitation from Stanford University to attend “An Evening with Stephen Foster” had me searching my library for a book I last remember reading 50 years ago. Incredibly, I found it in a stack of music on the bottom shelf … Continue reading

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Plumbing: Charlie’s Story Part II

From Charlie’s Story Part I: “… Given my circumstances (prostate cancer), one of the options was ‘watchful waiting’ and that was the course that we all agreed was appropriate. BUT this would mean more biopsies.” —Charlie Plumbing: Robotic Assisted Surgery … Continue reading

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Plumbing: Charlie’s Story Part I

Inside Adam and every male lies the walnut sized prostate gland. Woe be it, when that gland swells and disrupts the normal flow of things. Unfortunately, the prostate often becomes a cancer site in men over 50. When that happens, … Continue reading

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