Actually, I hardly knew a war was taking place at the time, but I was in it. And of course, thanks be to God, I didn’t know which of the four sides I would work for.
My father made an intervention. He mandated, “Don, if you ever do anything connected with war, I will dispossess you from all inheritance.”
I can’t help it. For me “yes” is automatic when the warning is “no”, because I always deal with the “more minor” details and problems and all the seeming roadblocks “later”. But in this situation I actually wanted to say, “No, I’m at the jumping off place right here and now. My life is finished. This scenario is insane.”
In the course of my practice at Stanford University I was looking for diagnoses in new areas to apply my recently acquired craft, wonderful in nature and powerful in its novel ability to improve humankind. As a recent transplant from the Midwest, I was searching to make a contribution to medical science and society that … Continue reading The Mark Johnson Story
“Dr. Laub, I just got back from the Vatican and have a report on Sex Change Canon Law from the Pope.” – Sep. 17, 1967 The call I had been waiting for came from a Seminary Ph.D. student who had gone on a pilgrimage to the Vatican one and a half years ago from Menlo … Continue reading Word from the Pope