Tag Archives: reflecting

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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This American Life

On Thursday, I celebrated my 14th Thanksgiving.  14 years as a Parisian in America. My first Thanksgiving was a classic affair.  It was the year 2000. Cranberry sauce, football, and Bud Lights under palm trees and Californian sunshine.  One year, … Continue reading

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This Modern Love (NaBloPoMo Day 11/30)

This week’s column in the Modern Love section of the New York Times is just lovely.  In a short video entitled Broken Heart Doctor and its companion column, Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting, a New York pediatrician talks about being the healer and the … Continue reading

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The Writing Life (NaBloPoMo Day 9/30)

Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on the daily writing goal.  But that’s only because I’ve been so busy collecting lovely tidbits to write about – ahem. Today I attended the annual meeting of a local … 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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The Long View

Has it really only been two weeks since the start of residency? How quickly do we loose the bright eyes and bushy tails and only see the grind of a new job?  Too quickly alas.  And while there is welcomed … Continue reading

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Try a Little Tenderness

On Valentine’s Day, I was assigned to work in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig‘s disease clinic.  ALS is a relentless and debilitating illness of the motor nerves that leaves patients unable to walk, talk, eat and eventually … Continue reading

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