Monthly Archives: July 2016

Waves

It seems that the most common way to describe the feeling of grief is to say that it “comes in waves.” I spent the last week at the beach on vacation with my family.  It’s one of the only places … Continue reading

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I’m No Nutrition-ista

Listen.  I know what I do for a living.  I know the expectations of others when they see me in the office, at church, at the grocery store and in the liquor store (just kidding, I never go to the … Continue reading

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Doc-cupation

How many times over the years have I thought about doing something else?  I don’t know, maybe a hundred times.  A thousand.  Usually it’s when I feel overwhelmed.  Too many patients.  Too much time away from home.  Too many phone … Continue reading

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The Art of the Hug

I have had a lot of hugs lately.  Mostly I like hugs.  I like short hugs, long hugs, all kinds of hugs.  It’s nice. I have had a lot of hugs lately, not because of anything I’ve done, but because … Continue reading

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Men-tor

When you are a female in a male-dominated field, you tend to have a lot of male mentors.  As I look back on my career and my education, I can only remember one true asshole that I encountered.  The rest … Continue reading

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Brain-Eating Amoebas

I live in an area where “Lake Life” is a thing.  I don’t really get it.  You see, I grew up with the ocean practically in my backyard, a mere bike ride away.  The ocean dwarfs any other body of … Continue reading

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