My father turned 85 years old today. This past weekend I went to Miami to see how he was doing just days after his being released from the hospital for another “tune up.” He was having trouble breathing for weeks. It sounded like fluid overload and heart failure. Finally he gave in and when he [...]
Category Archives: Telling Stories
March was Trisomy Advocacy Month. How could I have missed that one? I hate to admit that I have a favorite trisomy, but it is true. Trisomy 21 a/k/a Down syndrome.
People with Down syndrome are increasingly integrated into the mainstream of life. And this is because parents and others have been incredibly successful in advocating [...]
Almost 5 years and 453 posts ago, I started The Brodsky Blog. I was told I had to build an audience for “my book.” Since then I have written enough to fill a book, but it isn’t the book I started to write about–my experience suing two powerful organizations for gender discrimination and the fall [...]
Everyday we are connected to otherwise unknowable people through connectivity never before imagined. Arguably we might not want to meet many of these people, but occasionally one pops into our lives with a special purpose, a mission.
I “met” Bree Fisk, a member of the team of Restech Corporation, a company that makes small sensors to [...]
Linked-In is a business networking site, the way face book is a social networking site. Frankly, I haven’t yet figured out how Linked-In works exactly. But somehow, I found myself in a group called Professional Women’s Network.
I am never quite sure if professional women includes women doctors. I was a member of the National Association [...]
Cryptic headers for blogs are risky. Two documentaries seen this week made me consider the flip sides to what is to me the same question. What are the values by which we live our lives?
The Queen of Versailles, written and directed by Lauren Greenfield chronicles the “American Dream”–upward mobility through the acquisition of money which [...]
July, 2012: “Code red, Tanner 7, Code red, Tanner 7,” an electronic voice calmly announces on the overhead. All the elevators return to the ground floor. All automatic doors immediately close. Everything stops. No surgery can begin. No one can be transferred from the operating room to the recovery room. Everyone freezes.
“Hmmm, what does [...]
Obesity in children is a national epidemic. Duh?! AND, it seems that this is so because the nation’s doctors are not counseling the families of overweight kids about their lifestyle and dietary choices! Another hype piece from US News and World Report. This is simply the last straw.
I am going to weigh [...]
It is hard to live 103 years and still have so many people come to a memorial service celebrating your life, especially when you haven’t had kids or grandkids of your own. But if you knew Dr. Erika Bruck, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for 50 years, you would know why the [...]
I met a special young woman, Benita Lupu, in 2000. Her story is important. I have the privilege of being part of her life. I also love her products and have given many appreciated gifts from her collection.I hope she inspires you as she has me. Linda Brodsky.
John F Kennedy once said, “Efforts and courage [...]