Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”


“A thankful heart is a happy heart.” As I was thinking how to start this week’s column, I happened across a meme with a heart that declared the preceding. It had been posted by a friend from way back when. Come to think of it, she had been my first schoolboy crush, back in fifth grade when I first started […]

Out of the Blue



“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world… would do this, it would change the earth.” .William Faulkner My dad tells the story of when he was a freshman in college. One day in class – I forget which subject – at a […]

Out of the Blue

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.”


 The headline caught my attention, and why wouldn’t it!? A couple of days ago, there it was tucked in between all the usual alternately preening and screaming propaganda, ahem, headlines on whatever the latest “outrage” was; probably Schultz or … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Out of the Blue



 Known as the “Father of Immunotherapy,” William Coley graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1888—the same year my great-grandmother Lizzie was born in Finland. At age 28, working as a young doctor at New York Hospital, he met Elizabeth “Bess… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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