Health

Intimacy during war

March 9, 2024

War is hell, not just on the battlefield but in the bedroom. When partners are consumed by the news, it’s hard to keep one’s mind clear for romance.

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I was that guy

January 13, 2024

We’ve all seen that person. The one who feels unwell at a concert or a public event. On a recent Shabbat, I was the guy on the floor.

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Foreskin’s lament: Should Jewish males be circumcised?

October 6, 2023

I’m circumcised. So are all the men in my family. We’re Jews. That’s what we do. But have we made a terrible mistake?

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My “boom-boom” summer

September 10, 2023

“Are you ready to ‘boom-boom?’” the radiation-oncologist asked me. This is not where I expected to be this summer.

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From bother to benefit

May 7, 2023

“You have to put up with some bother in order to reap the benefits,” my therapist cautioned me just prior to our two-week excursion in Ecuador. What he meant was that everything involves some “bother” – annoyances you simply can’t avoid. The key is to put the bothers in perspective, so you don’t lose sight […]

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Spraying away Covid and the flu

March 12, 2023

Large tech conferences are ideal for networking with colleagues. You know what else likes to network at large conferences? Viruses.

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Is Covid finally over?

December 18, 2022

Covid is finally over. How do I know? I took my mask off. Not everywhere, but in more places than I have before. Am I making a mistake?

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The bully in my brain

September 12, 2022

Bullies love to tell lies But the worst ones are the bullying voices in our brains. Can we stop them?

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Focusing on the core vs. the edge

July 17, 2022

As I lay on the operating room table, I began to shake uncontrollably. I was about to undergo eye surgery. What could possibly go wrong?

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Can electric cars cure climate change…or will they make it worse?

June 19, 2022

In 2012, when we bought our Better Place car, we were EV enthusiastic. A decade later, our enthusiasm has started to lose its charge.

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