Old Cities, Old Ladies

August 15, 2013 / Boyd & Nicholas In 1990 I visited a client in Toledo. It seemed only United flew to Toledo so lacking competition they charged more for San Francisco to Toledo than SF to Berlin. Despite the client’s (and Medicare’s) willingness to pay it, my Scottish and German heritage could not handle it.I … Continue reading Old Cities, Old Ladies


October 22, 2013/ Boyd & NicholasI guess I’m glad that I’m not wealthy (in part.)The rich really are different from the rest of us, scientists have found — they are more apt to commit unethical acts because they are more motivated by greed.People driving expensive cars were more likely than other motorists to cut off … Continue reading Wealthy

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying … Continue reading Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Old Books, Old Friends

December 18, 2012 / Boyd & Nicholas The Citadel is a novel by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937, which was groundbreaking with its treatment of the contentious theme of medical ethics. The novel was made into a 1938 film with Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson and Rex Harrison. The young doctor is … Continue reading Old Books, Old Friends


https://youtu.be/1Co01IZRhi0 From childhood's hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov'd—I lov'd alone— Then—in my childhood—in … Continue reading Alone