Like many of us I am trying to wrap my head around the events of yesterday. The quick answers, the easy answers, are that we saw the ugly and deadly results of overheated rhetoric, the weaponization of perceived white, male grievance (a mild form actually), and one particular individual who…


We have reached “stage 1” of “the after.” When I talk to my transplant patients I explain that evaluation for an organ transplant is a series of hoops that they have to jump through. As you might imagine there are those who want to rush the process, but the patients…


We live in a stupid time. We are led by stupid people. I ask myself if there was a time when we could afford to be led by stupid people, and I can’t come up with a sufficient answer. Perhaps the closest we have come to tearing it all down…


Right out of the gate Kamala uses three words that matter in her acceptance speech, “honored,” “responsibility,” and “work.” Immediately she recognizes the augustness of the role as the Vice President of the United States. She is honored, it is a privilege, and with that comes responsibility. The current president…


What are we losing? As many of us try to cope with the fallout from COVID 19, and I say many of us, because there is still a portion of the American public that thinks there’s nothing wrong right now, we have to ask ourselves what are we missing? What…


We are being eaten alive from within. Like the COVID-19 virus that hijacks cells of the human body to do its dirty work, the Republican Party has devolved into a Trump virus, endlessly replicating itself until it overwhelms the American body politic. It originated in several labs across the world…


I am starting to get the feeling that there is cosmic, karmic, or divine justice in this time. As a society we have reached an inflection point, a confluence of trends and habits that are forcing us to choose who we want to be as a nation. American history is…


I am starting to get the feeling that there is cosmic, karmic, or divine justice in this time. During the most formidable global crisis in our lifetimes, America is led by the ignorant, intemperate embodiment of the “id.” Unrestrained, unchained and completely lacking any semblance of empathy, “our president” spins…


As we settle in to the moment, as if in an uncomfortable yoga pose for an extended time, we realize how we need to behave in order simply to function. Whether we are part of a family with kids who all of the sudden need home schooling, or older folks…


As we settle into our new and frightening reality, I can’t stop thinking about that existential feeling of dread I felt on election night when it became apparent Trump was going to win against all odds. It was a little like the sacroiliac injection I had a few years earlier…

Kathleen OKeeffe

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