Dr. Tom: Happy, merry … whatever …

We had a friend in Kansas whose daughter became engaged to a Jewish man, whom we knew predominantly because he relayed a story of...

Dr. Tom: Lessons from history…

I never liked studying history in school, which, at the time, seemed to be confined to memorizing dates and names and places. I think...

Dr. Tom: A reluctant response…

I have strong beliefs, as many of you do. My goal in writing this column was to encourage cogitation, not create controversy, but, of...

Dr. Tom: Pedal away…

I have learned a lot about electric bicycles lately since I have been wrestling with my insurance company, trying to convince them that my...

Dr. Tom: A good time to talk science…

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” -Richard P. Feynman The recent severe storms once...

Dr. Tom: Healthcare update…

Imagine developing a serious illness, seeking medical care, presenting your Medicare card and receiving it without denials or appeals or copays or deductibles. When...

Dr. Tom: Civil discourse …

I began to write this column because I learned that one-third of U.S. citizens didn’t realize that the Affordable Care Act was the same...

Dr. Tom: Happy birthday, Medicare …

I am writing this on the 52nd anniversary of the official signing by President Lyndon Johnson of the legislation enacting Medicare, generally regarded as...

Dr. Tom: Thank you, Idyllwild …

Do you ever get overwhelmed with gratitude, with the feeling that you must be the luckiest person in the world? Followed, of course, by...

Dr. Tom: Globalism vs. Nationalism …

The visit to Idyllwild by seven Rotarians from South Africa and Botswana last week was a great experience for all. Imagine hearing lions in...
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