We were in the middle of session five of couples therapy. The topic: Should I go on medication?
DR. SELMAN: Not everybody gets side effects, and there are things that people take to ameliorate the side effects.
HILLY: Just knowing George, I don’t know.
GEORGE: Can I try to bring something else up? I understand Read More
With New York City on a war footing, some of the most important contingency planning is going on in a squat, nondescript brick warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront, directly under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is the city’s emergency command center, otherwise known as “the bunker,” which is meant to coordinate the city’s response to disasters Read More
And so, students of culture and modern warfare, let us review where we stand on this fine November morning.
We don’t know how the war is going in Afghanistan.
We don’t know whether our bombing is effective.
We don’t know where Osama bin Laden is, or if we’re ever going to find Read More
Jan Barker, a writer and divorced mother of two who lives on
the Upper East Side, has her bag ready to go.
”I’m a very level-headed person, but I have
children,” she said. “Every parent I know is equally concerned. I have water,
PowerBars-I figure we can live off those. I have a flashlight Read More
The days of man are as grass
He flourishes as a flower in the field
The wind passes over it and it is gone
And no one can recognize where it grew.
Reading these words in the Yom Kippur service last week, a great chill came over me. The thought is hardly new. Most Read More
I was admitted to Babies Hospital at around 3 P.M. on a Wednesday: Room 811, Bed 1. The last time I had spent a night in that hospital, or any hospital, was almost 18 years ago when I was born in Babies Hospital. I met my roommate, a 13-year-old boy named Ryan recovering from chest Read More