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Rooted

Another.  And then another  In the end I think there were 7 in total. I went after my little plot of land today.  There was a long neglected flower bed abutting the foundations of the front of the house, where crabgrass … Continue reading

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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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Why I Write Love Letters (NaBloPoMo Day 10/30)

It is just past the halfway mark for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and 30 consecutive days of writing and blogging.  I’m batting 0.625 at this point.  Not great, but I’ll take it.  I thought it would be hard to … Continue reading

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The Small Things (NaBloPoMo Day 6/30)

I saw a lot of goodness today. Today I did things that are essential to my development as a resident and my resilience as a human being. Things that don’t always get recognized as essential; things that I rarely have … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo — Go

NaBloPoMo.  It sounds like alphabet soup.  No wait, that’s the name of my future cancer ass-kicking kid musical – but more on that later.  NaBloMoPo.  It sounds like something I  would coo at a wee patient wearing one of those … Continue reading

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Heart To Heart

I have a heart; it’s the only one I got. Sometimes my heart is happy, sometimes my heart is sad.  Too often, it is hiding in a place I can’t access, perhaps in a tiny forgotten crevasse along one of … Continue reading

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Come What May

In the movie Moulin Rouge by the visionary Baz Luhrmann – visionary if you discount Australia – the penniless writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) and the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman) fall in love to the sound of a Beatles/Phil Collins/U2/David Bowie/Dolly Parton/Elton John … 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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Bras Optional

Me: “Blow out.  Friday night.  It’s gonna be awesome.” M: “Wait.  I have to put it in my calendar.” Me: “Can’t wait.  I might not even wear a bra.” Just a regular monday night conversation with my dear friend M. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Head Up

“It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all.  The opposite of love’s indifference.” These lovely words are from a lovely song by the very lovely band The Lumineers called Stubborn Love.  If you haven’t the patience for the 4:40 video, … Continue reading

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