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Open Heart Surgery

Yesterday was a dreary day, the skip work and curl up on the couch with a tattered copy of War and Peace and a steaming mug of tea kind of day.  There is no skipping work for funsies when one … Continue reading

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Pieces Of You

“Hello.  I’d like to get certified copies of my divorce decree.” “Do you have your case number?” “No.” “OK, what is your last name?” […] “I don’t see you in the system.  Where was the petition filed?” “I … I … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: San Antonio’s Path

Part Two of reflections on recent Italian travels.  (For Part One: go to Florence) After bustling Florence came a seaside getaway to Vernazza, one of five small villages that make up the Cinque Terre area on the Ligurian coast.  A … Continue reading

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

At 12pm EST today, the National Residency Matching Program revealed partial results of the 2013 residency match.  The supercomputer freak in charge of matching applicants to residency positions had been huffing and puffing since February 20.  Today it took one last epic breath … Continue reading

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Irregular Activity

I am reading Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild at the present.  I borrowed it from dear M a while ago and it came with a warning: “You want to be in a good place when you read it.”  It never felt … Continue reading

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New Zealand

A beautiful Air New Zealand 747 was landing at SFO as I was pulling in with my rented white Mustang this morning.  I was about to hit the gas on the long off-ramp to hear the delicious roar of that … Continue reading

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