Monthly Archives: February 2012

V.

I have on my desk a photo of the daugh­ters (7, 12) of the 29 year old woman who I ordered the fatal dose of mor­phine for when the pain of her colon can­cer rode up on her like the wild … Con­tinue read­ing

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It Goes Fast, One Second At A Time

The dif­fer­ence between what I make up is real and what is real…is unknown to me.

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Fashion Rocks, or…Green

It turns out that the world really does look like this. Every­day when my friends in Maui turn off their neigh­bor­hood road they are con­fronted with this view. Stun­ning, espe­cially with the power lines and the houses and the per­fect … Con­tinue read­ing

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Forge Ahead

I have been up all night, mostly. I miss you all. My last foray to the ER was a call about a bar fight in the park­ing lot at 3am. I passed the bar on the way to the hos­pi­tal … Con­tinue read­ing

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Three Times

Three times. I have been mar­ried three times. Third time is charm­ing. Prob­lems in surgery seem to come in threes, at least that is what we always say: two bowel obstruc­tions and it is mid­night. I have one more to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Shorebreak

I feel the wave gath­er­ing under me, my feet ris­ing and the giddy feel­ing of it mov­ing beyond me, as if a horse just ran through me and then the falling, the falling and my feet back on sand and … Con­tinue read­ing

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Line Up

You might not know that doc­tors’ busi­nesses in the US are going bank­rupt. Mine did. Not me per­son­ally, but the busi­ness. Med­i­cine is a cog in the econ­omy like every­thing else. Lots of cogs are blow­ing out. I have a story, … Con­tinue read­ing

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