She Was Like a Lady Bug…Only, She Was Our Lucy Bug

The title comes from a famous phrase in the history of the Chad and Sarah Show, as my wife and I were dubbed at our wedding. “She’s like a ladybug, only Lucy,” Sarah told me after uttering the nickname, “Lucy Bug,” for the first time. I’ve repeated that phrase a hundred times in the 12Continue reading “She Was Like a Lady Bug…Only, She Was Our Lucy Bug”

Remembering My Mother-In-Law, Mary Kay Newman

For Mary Kay… One of my low-key favorite things about visiting the Newman house is the little kitchen marquee – the tiny chalkboard sign above the cabinets with a welcome message.  “What’s it going to say,” has become a part of my routine thoughts when I first walk in the door.  This week, it read,Continue reading “Remembering My Mother-In-Law, Mary Kay Newman”

Unwelcomed Sanity: A Short Story Inspired by COVID-19

A foreign and awful noise jolted Dr. Hirochika Takada from sleep. Characteristically groggy after a long day of working in his personally owned health clinic on the outskirts of Osaka, he found himself instinctively reaching for the source of the noise. His right hand clasped a small and rectangular electronic device. A cell phone? TakadaContinue reading “Unwelcomed Sanity: A Short Story Inspired by COVID-19”

Zen in the Art of Writing, Part 1

Years ago, one of the friends I made through our mutual love of sports and entertainment suggested we together embark on a journey through Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, but while I bought the book, the project with my buddy, Shane, never came to fruition. Sports being my primary escape from theContinue reading “Zen in the Art of Writing, Part 1”

What is The Medtrix?

(Author’s Note – the following was inspired by the 1999 film, The Matrix, which the author has long found to be philosophically consistent with the American healthcare crisis) The Medtrix is everywhere.  It is all around us; it is visible or audible in almost every room.  You can see it when you look into yourContinue reading “What is The Medtrix?”

PSA: Avoid Sugar When Fighting Illness

My son started coughing last weekend. That’s OK. He is 4 years old and his immune system is still very much developing. That said, my daughter’s friend brought a special treat (cookie cake) to a play date at our house and, even though it upset my son, I wouldn’t let him partake. On Labor Day,Continue reading “PSA: Avoid Sugar When Fighting Illness”