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WoundedWarrior2015WoundedWarrior2015cWoundedWarrior2015aWoundedWarriors2015The Wounded Warrior Project held their Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Thursday evening.

WWP seeks to honor and empower wounded warriors with services and programs to meet the needs of service members, especially in cases where the VA and family supports have broken down.

One speaker said the challenges going forward are for “long term care and quality mental health care.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

ServiceDogThis is a Service Dog (not to be confused with a Compassion Dog or an Emotional Support Dog) at the Chambers Street subway station this week—looking a bit run down, perhaps from Wi-Fi exposure.

WiFiThe decision by New York officials to make NYC, including subways, a big WiFi hot spot is misguided, and will lead to negative health consequences for New Yorkers of all persuasions.

The day is coming when “Wi-Fi Free” will be more desirable than “Free Wi-Fi.”


SuzanoTea2015We found this concoction to be helpful in dealing with cold and flu symptoms.

Boil 2″ Ginger (shredded) in 6 oz. water, combine with 1 Tablespoon of Honey, 1 Tablespoon Suze (apertif from France) and 1 Tablespoon Amaro Lucano (liqueur of Italy). Boil together, strain and enjoy.

FeelingSick (2)With all the disease causing viruses going around—from influenza to ebola—it’s surprising and troubling that hospital workers in NYC routinely wear their hospital garb on public transportation.

NooTelligenceOn a recent afternoon in New York’s Washington Square Park, NYU students were offered samples of Nootelligence “Focus”, a supplement claiming to promote “focus, memory and cognitive function.”

LE asked the marketing guy about the obscure ingredients in Noolelligence, like ALCAR (which doesn’t require FDA approval). He said “ALCAR is given to European Alzeimers patients.”

Supplement companies are employing psychopharmacologists to produce potions that significantly alter brain chemistry, are addictive, expensive, and will likely contribute to Alzheimers one day for those who take them.

One reason for the widespread use of energy drinks and supplements is to counter the debilitating effects of WiFi and EMF (associated with digital devices) on the brain’s functionality.

StPatricksGreenwichVillage (2)Our bold digital age, driven by egos and algos, is producing an endless stream of patients and perps — inverted and empowered. The resulting pathology needs healthy doses of truth, charity, and human solidarity.

If the St. Patrick’s Parade organizers are truly guided by the spirit of St. Patrick, they might consider letting the LGBT community march openly in next year’s parade.

It takes a village to recover reality, and advance the healing (of persons and society), so needed in the US.

BelenGarijo2014 (2)Belen Garijo, President & CEO Merck Serono, addressed the recent BIO CEO & Investor Conference in NYC.

Merck Serono is an $8 billion (2013 revenue) specialty PHARMA company, that sees itself as a leader in personalized medicine. The German company is trying to position itself in the Immuno-oncology sector (estimated at $30 billion). “We’re all looking for the same thing — late stage oncology (compounds),” said Ms. Garijo.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

FartsAroundTheWorldMany in the U.S. are obsessed with kittens, pre-K, being gay and matters related to one’s bowels.

Covering the Olympics in Sochi, New York Daily News reporter Filip Bondy wrote in his column today: “You’ll definitely want to know about how another reporter walked in on me while I was pooping at the Olympics.”

In his work, Sigmund Freud endeavoured to “show the connection between the actual facts of infantile sexual life and the actual facts of the sexual perversions” — vis-a-vis the bowels/anus. For Freud “the criterion by which we judge whether a sexual activity is perverse is if it departs from reproduction in its aims and pursues the attainment of gratification independently. You will understand therefore that the gulf and turning-point in the development of the sexual life lies at the point of its subordination to the purposes of reproduction.”

“Through the mouths of their scientific spokesmen they (homosexuals) lay claim to be a special variety of the human race, a ‘third sex,’ as they call it, standing with equal rights alongside the other two. We may perhaps have an opportunity to critically examine those claims. They are not, of course, as they would gladly maintain, the elect of mankind.” Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Perhaps the Pussy Riot changed their name when they realized that their infantile audience in the U.S. (gay and straight) was more interested in anuses than pussies. However, both groups share a desire for self-creation and self-glorification — that is ultimately self-defeating for individuals and nations.

“No man may glory in himself.” St. Francis

WilliamD.KennerStephen Grosz, bestselling author of “The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves,” addressed the 2014 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association today in NYC.

Mr. Grosz’s clinical writing distills 50,000 hours of clinical practice, over 25 years, into a jargon-free book that delivers a ‘being there’ experience—that he hopes will help people get at the truth of the ‘inner-world.’

Photograph (top): William Kenner, M.D.



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