Gar LaSalle

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“El Verdugo” in the Isthmus

In anticipation of the publishing of Isthmus, the first sequel to Widow Walk, I believe it is important to describe some of the history of the Panama region during the time Emmy Evers and her family would have traveled there en route home to Boston. Let us start with one of the most notorious and legendary […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Isthmus|2 Comments

The Camino Real of Panama


This past week I traveled with Christian Strassnig the director of Cultour ( and Camino Real Project ( into the Jungle of the Chagres National Park where he, his colleagues from the Instituto Nacional de Cultura and the mestizo peasant community recently recovered portions of the Camino Real, a paved four-foot wide […]

By |August 27th, 2014|Isthmus|0 Comments

Spirit and Communication

We are in Charboneau les Bains au Lyon, in the Rhone Valley, the “gastronomic capital” of France, exploring the ancient city, its countryside and sampling the differences between Parisian and Lyonese cuisine.  It is a welcome rest from the hassle-hustle of the business life from which I soon retire and the quietude of this […]

By |May 4th, 2014|Diary|0 Comments

Angels and Lecterns

We returned to New Orleans this past week to meet with over 800 medical directors of our nation-wide Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Hospitalist, Orthopedics and OB/GYN services.  During the three day event, we listened to several speakers, including former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt, discuss healthcare financing, leadership, management and clinical topics, frame the future and […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Diary|Comments Off on Angels and Lecterns

Defense Attorneys and “Diary of a Moonlighter”

I just returned from New Orleans where I had the opportunity to present two topics to 160 of the attorneys whose 140 firms represent TEAMHealth in various venues throughout the country.  We are fortunate that in our management of over 12 million annual patient care encounters in our Emergency Departments, Hospital In-Patient care, Anesthesiology […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Diary|0 Comments

My final LEAD course

This past week we completed the 35th LEAD (Leadership and Development) course which I began in 2002, shortly after assuming the role as National Chief Medical Officer of TeamHealth.  Since inception, we have had the privilege of teaching and inspiring over 1600 medical directors.  This was my final course.  I will discuss what it […]

By |February 9th, 2014|Diary|2 Comments

The Affordability of Compassion

To a great extent, the ability of a society to contain its pathology, and the disposition of its problems, is dependent on what it convinces itself it can afford.

Shown below are two short teaching fables “Big Orange” and “The Take Down” that I use to train our health care providers about the incorrect and […]

By |February 8th, 2014|Diary|0 Comments

Widow Walk Audio Book Now Available

The Widow Walk Audio Book is now available featuring narration by John Aylward via, Amazon’s Audiobooks.
Aylward’s brilliant narration brings a new, chilling dimension to the Widow Walk experience! Here is a sample from Chapter 12

The Widow Walk Audiobook is available here:

By |February 6th, 2014|Widow Walk|0 Comments

Preview: Widow Walk – audio book narrated by John Aylward

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Twelve of Widow Walk :  Anah   narrated by John Aylward

Widow Walk, the audio book, will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in February
John Aylward
John Aylward, whose eloquent narration brings the remarkable Widow Walk  tale alive in a different dimension, has been an accomplished, well known professional […]

By |January 11th, 2014|Widow Walk|0 Comments

The “Widow Walk Suite”

Attached is one of the movements in Tom McGurk’s Widow Walk Suite, composed for the audio book version of Widow Walk.

I will post one of the sections from John Aylward’s beautiful narration in the next blog entry.

The audio book for Widow Walk is scheduled to be released in January.


Thomas McGurk, composer of “The Widow Walk Suite”  began his […]

By |December 26th, 2013|Widow Walk|0 Comments