The problem with dogs

The problem with dogs

Frankie was our Doberman. Her real name was Francine, after the female protagonist in my first novel, The Black Widows. I called both of them Frankie. Sometimes I give female characters male names, like Jessie in Ripples in Opperman’s Pond and Dannie in Not Just a...
Just Papa

Just Papa

May is Race Month in Indianapolis as the city gets ready for 350,000 fans attending the Indianapolis 500 held on the last Sunday before Memorial Day. The hotels fill, the restaurants are jammed, streets near the track look like a parking lot and the whole downtown...
Debt Repaid

Debt Repaid

While the year with Gordon was well lubricated, it was filled with scientific exploration at its best. We discovered fundamental heart processes and published a number of important papers. The experience with Gordon laid the scientific foundation for the rest of my...
Mixing science and booze

Mixing science and booze

After I finished training at Duke and served my two years in the Navy, I was recruited by several universities to join their staff. Indiana came up with the best offer. Become an assistant professor of medicine at full salary, but study for a year any place I wanted....
My Duke Debt

My Duke Debt

Some forty years after my experiences with Dr. Kempner, Duke awarded me the Distinguished Alumnus Award. However, there was no way to predict such an outcome at the beginning of my training or what I would owe Duke for that training. In fact, my acceptance speech when...

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