Dina Merrill and Dementia

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Dina Merrill was an American actress and philanthropist who was the only child of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Post Cereals heiress who became the richest woman in America, and her second husband, E.F. Hutton, the fabulously-wealthy founder of the financial company that bore his name.   Known throughout her life for her high intelligence, drive, […]

Husbands United – An issue

Barry Evans

At meetings of Husbands United (a secret society), we have become very adept at solving issues for the benefit of mankind that have been raised by womankind.  This is not to say that we have as yet solved all issues –mainly because womankind keeps presenting new ones.  The hardest ones are when a member of […]

“Churchill” tracks personal conflicts in wartime June 1944

Jack Petro

Considered one of the most successful and popular politicians of all times, Sir Winston Churchill held fast the British Isles during the Nazi onslaught beginning in 1939.  The current movie unfortunately skips this era where Churchill molded the image of the “V sign,” index and middle finger, as a symbol of defiance. Instead we find […]

Thank you Capitol Police

Congressman Daniel Webster

Last week started out as a normal D.C. vote week until Wednesday morning when Republicans were fired upon while practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game. The game is held annually to raise money for local charities in D.C. My colleague Rep. Steve Scalise, two congressional aides and two capitol police officers were among those injured during the […]

Roger Moore’s many medical problems

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Roger Moore was an English film and television star who was most famous for having played secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985.  In 1991, he was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for his work in helping underprivileged children. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.  He received a […]


Barry Evans

By the time you read this, we will have returned from a trip to the Big Apple.  The funny thing is that we lived in New Jersey for about 10 years and almost never went into New York.  Now we are on our way, as I write this, as part of one of our wedding […]

Time to reflect

Marsha Shearer

On Wednesday morning I was working on an opinion piece about the Comey hearing when “Morning Joe” interrupted their coverage of AG Jeff Session’s testimony with the news of the shooting. Suddenly, everything else became old news. Suddenly, nothing else seemed to matter. Suddenly, we all found ourselves in front of a huge mirror and […]

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow

Jack Petro

Johnny Depp once was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. His run as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is number five in the franchise series and the role is easily within his grasp. Sparrow and his ship Trident are having a tough time combatting ghost sailors bent on killing pirates. He forms an unlikely […]

Alcohol and heart attacks

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Moderate drinking does not appear to prevent heart attacks.  An analysis of 45 studies of relationships between heart attacks and alcohol consumption reports that the studies that associated moderate drinking with reduced heart attack rates are flawed (Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, May 2017;78(3):375-386). To show that moderate drinking is associated with heart […]


Barry Evans

The Blonde in the house and I had a discussion about eating vegetables.  She loves them.  I do not.  George H.W. Bush once said as I recall – and I may not recall it completely correctly, but the point is still there.  In any case, he indicated that he was president of the United States, […]