EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST by DR. STANLEY M. BIERMAN, M.D.
Gay Behavior and Sexual Orientation May Have
Foundation in Perinatal Hormonal Influences
Love is not love
Which alters, when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
Oh no! It is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
BIERMAN CENTURY CITY DERMATOLOGY
The choice of aging as the subject for an essay began to percolate through my brain at 4:00 A.M. one cold spring morning. Tiptoeing quietly to the computer so as not to awaken my wife or disturb Coco, my chocolate-colored Labrador, I began to type. I succeeded in writing only a few sentences before stopping the project in frustration, and returning to my warm bed. For the life of me, I could not decide what I wanted to say about aging, but chose to wait another day for the muse to whisper inspiration in my ear. Several weeks passed, and I contemplated dropping the task as being too formidable. But the challenge presented in capturing my thoughts on the subject seemed too beguiling to pass up, so here goes: