Thoughts for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

I’m sitting here still getting used to phased retirement. It’s a bit awkward, especially now that the Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up here at The University of Iowa on Monday, January 15, 2018. That’s because part of the theme, which comes from a MLK quote is “Where do we go from here?” […]


Here’s my first post for the new year and it’s about perspective. I got the idea while griping about the cold weather we’ve had for the past few days. I had to enlist the aid of two of our Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry mascots to keep an eye on the office thermostat. The thermostat controls the temperature […]

Happy Holidays from the Retiring Geezer

I noticed a JAMA Network title today, “Is It Time to Retire?” I say title because I couldn’t access the piece itself, probably because I’m not registered with JAMA Network. However, the title fits with my current situation because I’m in phased retirement. I found a podcast based on the article, which was published in […]

More About The EEG and Delirium

I recently missed a golden opportunity last week to see a  surgery department grand rounds presentation on the simplified EEG procedure to screen for delirium, presented by colleagues Dr. Gen Shinozaki and Dr. John Cromwell. It was scheduled at 7:15 a.m., a bit early for me. They’re moving the field of delirium detection forward in […]

Geezer Comments on Single Payer Systems

I’m well into my first year of phased retirement and time moves quickly the older I get, which has made me look at the debate about a single-payer system with increasing interest. There are a couple of options including Sen. Bernie Sander’s Medicare for All Act (S. 1804) and the Physicians for a National Health […]