In talking with my young friend, Alexis N. , recently I was explaining and sharing my perceptions about infection. How certain things in life are infectious. Good germs and bad germs. In Level 1 trauma, infection, risk management and prevention of infection are dominant concerns. Spontaneously...

Like many…I am in deep reflection. It is the end of the 2012 western calendar year. Last week, on 12.21.12, it was proposed by many, to be the end date of the Long Count Mesoamerican Calendar, a 5, 125 year long cycle, an ancient linear calendar closely associated with the Mayan culture. A...

This weekend I’m traveling to New York City to visit Ford Austin, AFT’s first recipient and his lovely wife, Dash. Ford is immersed in extensive day-to-day medical care, continuing to build and shore up his stamina in preparation for his next surgery…hip surgery.  This is very much the pattern for severe...

Just a year ago Artists For Trauma started with Ford Austin who survived a horrific automobile accident on March 11, 2011. Ford wrote me a beautiful email on March 30 of this year that I want to share with you. He expresses so much of...

“Artists For Trauma wishes to extend our deepest condolences toward the victims and trauma survivors of Colorado theatre shooting. We hold a heavy heart for those who have lost precious loved ones in this terrible traumatic tragedy. AFT also extends great respect and gratitude to...