Selected Writing by Olaf Kroneman

several stories I've written under my pen name available on Amazon

Sickos Psychos and Saints is a collection of my short stories released under my pen name Burson Richards.

You can find it here: Sickos Psychos and Saints on Amazon

This is a selection of the stories written by Olaf Kroneman. If you enjoy one, or more, please share them with your friends and feel free to visit the Contact page to leave feedback!

What Emily Post Has to Teach Us About Cultural Competency in the Clinical Encounter by Olaf Kroneman

What Emily Post Has To Teach Us About Cultural Competency in the Clinical Encounter

In my essay “Fighting to Heal,” I described my relationship with a former prizefighter who must undergo a kidney transplant. There was some concern about his ability to trust the medical establishment but the fears were allayed by the patient’s trust in me. My boxing background and familiarity with its culture helped in my solid doctor–…

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everyone loves the foodman by olaf kroneman

Everybody Loves the Foodman

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,…

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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…

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In Sickness and In Health

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…

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An old colt cobra

An Old Colt Cobra

(Published in the 2019 spring/summer issue of “The Moonshine Review”)             From an early age, Bronco obsessed over the Kennedy assassination. He found himself in juvie on November 22, 1963, just starting his life of crime. Though old now, he still reviewed footage of the assassination before each job. He watched the event over and…

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Cuddle the Schizophrenic But Fear the Bi-Polar

            1967-“The Summer of Love.” It was a great time to be in San Francisco and Haight –Ashbury, smoking pot and dropping acid. But not an ideal time to be a first year medical student in an inner city Detroit hospital.             Location, location, location.             For five days in July 1967 Detroit burned. Forty-…

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