Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
The opening article is a powerful article; the next to last piece is something I am adding to my toolkit, and an obit about a beloved songster, John Prine. Hope you're well and safe- and Happy Passover to those who celebrate- next year with our families
Most of us have heard the old joke about a righteous man caught in a flood. As he prays for rescue from the rising water, first there appears a helper offering to carry him on his shoulders to safety, then a Good Samaritan in a rowboat, then a…
Jeff CohnFrom the head of the Heinz Endowments, these 5 high level lessons about what we need to do to save ourselves/our planet are vital- and will take a lot of will to overcome those that will lose (status, $, power) if these actually can happen
The New York Times
– Apr 6, 12:24 PM
We are America's doctors, and we have been redeployed. Yesterday we were your pediatricians. Your cardiologists. Your surgeons. Today, we are all Covid-19 doctors. Your appointments are canceled, and our offices are closed. We've been called to the…
Jeff CohnI feel for these selfless clinicians who are serving the needs of their community by working well beyond their comfort zone- hoping they all have personal/organizational safety nets
As a public service, The Inquirer is making this article and other critical public health and safety coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health…
Jeff CohnGood, practical info- treating your face mask like your underwear re: cleaning is an easy model to hang onto
Ice cream trucks roll down the streets in Asteria Vives' agitated dreams, announcing themselves with treacly songs — “Little Brown Jug' or “Yankee Doodle.” Always, the lumbering behemoths stop near a tight knot of…
Jeff CohnI applaud the effort of community activists like this- and, understanding the economic pressures that may be behind these rogue drivers, I would be totally in favor of organized efforts to shut down businesses that put the public at risk
The New York Times
– Apr 4, 2:00 AM
The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing broken economies and seeking better futures, of life plans drastically altered and the political forces that made it…
Jeff CohnAs the first article points out, 'injustice is killing us'
“I just want to cry,” I told my wife on Friday morning. I had just gotten off a work call and my brain was ticking through follow-up items, adding to a long list of untouched to-dos. My wife, meanwhile, was multitasking an onslaught…
Jeff CohnNor are kids, nor grandparents for that matter-
You have gifts to share with the world and my job is to help you get them out there. If you're feeling a sense of panic due to this unprecedented time, today's MarieTV is for you. My dear friend, Nick Ortner, is here to guide us through a 3-minute…
Jeff CohnWhat I liked about this was the recognition that this may seem 'woo-woo' and that we really don't understand why it works. I did the tapping (start at minute 14) and felt sleepy at the end. Not drawing conclusions, just reporting my experience
The New York Times
– Apr 7, 6:14 PM
John Prine, the raspy-voiced country-folk singer whose ingenious lyrics to songs by turns poignant, angry and comic made him a favorite of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and others, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville…
Jeff Cohn'Hello In There' was one of the best songs about being old I know- ' Ya' know that old trees just grow stronger, And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day, Old people just grow lonesome, Waiting for someone to say, 'Hello in there, hello' '