CORONAVIRUS

We had a meeting with medical directors at noon today. We were concerned about how much of a physical exam we should perform in order to keep us safe and meet federal regulations. We decided to limit it to what the clinical situation mandated, nothing more.Later, I saw a nurse’s aide give a sponge bath…

Read More

BACKGROUND CHECKS

Background Checks In the summer, after my first year of medical school, I was a research assistant in a physiology lab. Anesthetized dogs were used to study the circulation in animals experimentally exposed to shock. The dogs were euthanized after the operations. I was conflicted but was told that the dogs used in the studies…

Read More

Great Quote

“Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” James Baldwin

Read More

In Sickness and In Health

june-bride-olaf-kroneman

Green Hills Literary Lantern A conference call: “I can’t believe he’s gonna marry the little witch,” Max said. “Witch?” Jennifer asked. “Don’t you mean bitch?” “I hate that word,” Max said. “A woman should never use it, no one should ever use it.” “There are worse things you can be called,” Tiffany said. “The new one…

Read More

Detroit 1967

CBS News Special Report: We interrupt the Detroit Tigers baseball game to bring you this news bulletin. The news rarely interrupted TV programs, and when it did, something bad had happened. That’s how he’d learned of the Cuban Missile Crisis; the sinking of the Navy submarine Thresher; the construction of the Berlin Wall; the murder of…

Read More

Detroit Heroic (TM)

My novel Detroit Heroic is going through its final edits. It won’t be long. You can read the first chapter HERE.

Read More

Everybody Loves the Foodman

everyone loves the foodman by olaf kroneman

I feed the starving. I feed the dying. I’m no Mother Teresa, but the act of feeding the unfortunates who can’t eat appeals to me. How could you not like the person who feeds you? You don’t bite the hand. I feed people, patients, whose stomachs are diseased or destroyed; destroyed by rare diseases, infections,…

Read More

Little Big Crimes The best mystery story I read this week…

“Milquetoast,” by Olaf Kroneman, in The Strand Magazine, October 2018/January 2019. Chances are you have met someone a bit like Colin Anderson. Chances are you didn’t enjoy it much. He’s the kind of middle-aged guy who invites you to dinner and makes you look at pictures of his championship college lacrosse team. Oh joy. Colin…

Read More

Everybody Likes A Fat Man

My story of weight loss can be found as part of a short story collection in Conclave 2018 “The Trickster’s Song” It can be purchased on Amazon.

Read More