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Follow-Up on Hospital Malnutrition

In 2015 I published an article in the Columbia Medical Review outlining one of the most horrifying cases of hospital-induced malnutrition leading to death. You can read that article here: https://medicalreview.columbia.edu/article/leroy/.

Years later, malnutrition in hospitalized patients persists. See the following link: https://www.newsdeeply.com/malnutrition/articles/2018/04/04/malnourished-patients-fall-through-the-cracks-in-americas-hospitals

Is your loved-one the next victim?

My Son

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While vacationing in Australia with his family for the holiday, Rob experienced a medical emergency where he is now in the ICU on a ventilator. A GOFUNDME page was started on his behalf due to the family’s extrodinary expenses. If you are able to help you can find the page here

THANK YOU, my many friends.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day (Vintage International, 1993) is by Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of eight novels who won the 2017 Nobel in Literature. I first read this book twenty plus years ago. Re-reading it, I was struck by the original story line and by the choice of words. It is a deeply moving portrait of an English butler, and his fading, insular world, following WWII. Prior to the war, he was the butler to a “great gentleman” at Darlington Hall. After its acquisition by a young American Congressman, he embarks on a search to find a former housekeeper, whose help he needs for the service of his new master. During the drive, he reflects over his career, reassuring himself of the benefit to his former master, and of his lingering faith in the man he once served.

A Treasure Trove of Florida Stories

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The Marco Island Writers annual anthologies contain works written by its dynamic members, all established authors. The stories reflect the rich fabric of life in Florida. These books, and the 2017 Volume IV are available at the Farmer’s Market on Marco Island from November 15, 2017 to April 18, 2018.