Behind the Smile by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on March 16, 2008 by Arthur Caliandro

The other morning, while riding down on the elevator (I am always amazed how much conversation can happen on an elevator ride), a woman who always has a happy countenance got on. To match her upbeat manner, whenever I see her I greet her with a hearty, “Good morning. It’s good to see you. You lift my spirits.”

Life is Fragile by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on March 9, 2008 by Arthur Caliandro

The other morning while I was eating breakfast my wife was scanning the lead stories in the newspaper. She uttered an “oh no!” “What did you read?” I asked. Patrick Swayze, a favorite actor and a man that she had met on several occasions, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Then she said, “Arthur, life is so very fragile, isn’t it?” And it is. We don’t know what a day will bring—what tragedy, what loss, or what hurt.

A Friend to Lean On by Dr. Arthur Caliandro
Posted on March 2, 2008 by Arthur Caliandro

The pigeon seems to be everywhere in the city. I have yet to hear someone say how wonderful is the pigeon. People will talk about even a sparrow in better terms. Pigeons seems to be regarded as a necessary nuisance.