A mind trip to peace in the midst of snafu. I’m on my way to the airport at sunrise. A taxi comes to pick me up at the corner of a cobbled street, swerves abruptly sideways, then parks. Despite the morning blur, I notice a conspicuous absence of any type of obstacle. No stray cat, […]
Once upon a time in Berlin I bounced into a medical doctor by the name of Hans (not his real name for reasons that will become obvious). Hans, 56, taught me a bit about ancient Rome, a bit about Berlin and a lot about trauma. I met Hans at a breakfast joint where he was […]
The deadly mistakes with antibiotics that led me to the perfect natural solution against pathogenic lifeforms.
I first saw Alain Siritzky at the Carlton Hotel bar during the 1996 Cannes Film Festival after my partner pointed him out. “That dude made Emmanuelle,” my partner said. I could only spot the back of a gleaming scalp peeking over a red couch. I’d been pitching documentary projects (rather desperately) without sleep for the […]
Half a decade ago or so I interviewed a former CDC expert for a History Channel piece. He used to be in charge of containing several outbreaks in Africa with Ebola and Marburg, the MERS outbreak in Malaysia, and couple of other hemorrhagic close calls. After leaving CDC, he was working out of a small […]
Diary extract, August 30, 2014 It’s only 8PM in France and I’ve already learned four life lessons. 1) THERE IS INTENSE JOY IN ACHIEVING EVEN THE SMALLEST GOALS YOU SET FOR YOURSELF. Beginning of this Summer I decided to become a better swimmer after a lifetime of near-floating ability which, for a 48 year old […]
For the first time I fell into a calm rhythm swimming in the ocean, crawling like an animal, unconscious except for the motion and the breathing. I practiced for a few weeks in a chlorinated pool after being a bad Aquarius for a lifetime. Now the salt water felt like helium. Time swooshed away, and I found […]
Published by HoneyColony It started at age 27. I didn’t pull them out. I wasn’t on steroids. I wasn’t pregnant. I didn’t use peroxide. There was nothing wrong with my thyroid gland. I ate high-quality protein and exercised regularly. Yet my hairline was receding at a rate of about a half a scalp per decade. […]