Thoughts on the Hudson Emergency Landing

Yesterday morning I was eating breakfast at the Anchor Bar Restaurant at the  Buffalo Niagara International Airport. My flight was due to leave in 1 hour. No fewer than four TV screens were on at once, all of them showing their...

Counting Calories at Restaurants or…

I Ate All That!!?There is this big deal going on right now about laws requiring restaurants to make nutritional information easily available to customers. Do we really want to know? And if we did know, would that help us make good choices?Today, for example, I made...

The Real Deal: Advice 4 Tweens & Their Moms

Dear Real Deal, My daughter is reaching the age in which most girls grow a strong disliking of past things that they once loved.  For example, the color pink has now been thrown out the window, ABC family has been replaced with the Simpsons, pictures of hearts...

Post-traumatic Stress & the Purple Heart

An article in yesterday's New York Times inspired me to write this article for PsychCentral.  Here's an excerpt:Yesterday the New York Times wrote that the Pentagon “decided that it will not award the Purple Heart, the hallowed medal given to those...