Monthly Archives: December 2011

Shiny

It was an accident and let’s just leave it at that, she said. My patient was feeling sheepish and guarded. It was Christmas Eve, 9pm. She had shot herself in the chest, but she didn’t mean to. It was maybe … Continue reading

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Hydra

At various times, most of the time, now maybe, I have liked fashion. I subscribe to GQ. I know, but I do. I subscribe to weird French fashion magazines sometimes where the models are nude and waifs, and unhappy and … Continue reading

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Three

6/100 Strangers Project Today, my three, my son, my wife and me, were sitting in a preop holding room in Portland at the university hospital. We walked in to the Multnomah pavillion– the word evokes presence and history at the … Continue reading

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Some Thing, This Thing, Better

May I ask you a question? Will a $200,000 car make you 10x happier than a $20,000 car? Doubt it. Will something well made, somewhat more expensive than what you can get from China mean more to you? Maybe. For … Continue reading

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The Waking

My son is waking up. He is knowing that the world interacts with him and that he has preferences. I have the feeling that he is coming, arriving. I have been with him for seven months, but now I see … Continue reading

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Beauty

I walked out of the exam room, spent and unsure of myself, unsure even though I had been thoroughly identified. Every ten years most doctors have to renew their vows, so to speak. This is done by taking a five … Continue reading

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Jeep

Hand over hand straight to left A thousand hands, wheel too hot to touch, an noon, on Wake or Saipan. A thousand might be millions, The miles from home or to the next shore; or lost friends or enemies. Comfort … Continue reading

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