Tag Archives: Work

Every Decision

Every, Every Decision Is Life Or Death I could stay put, stand in line, be quiet. I could do my part, be a part of the team, cooperate. Maybe I should wait for a better time, maybe. Now’s not good. … Continue reading

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Make: Believe

I have to believe…              Scratch that.                         I choose to believe that                       … Continue reading

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This Climb Does Not End

If I had a Sunday morning off while I was a surgery resident, it felt like Christmas and my birthday every time. They did not come often. I worked over 100 hours/week and was on call either every third or … Continue reading

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Watercolors in the Rain

I wish for my life to be lived with a soundtrack that you would know like Spanish Bombs by the Clash, or like “water colors in the rain” by Al Stewart and the excruciating unending perfection of that line and … Continue reading

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Bear Two Ways, One

I am turning a circle around an ursine circle. How is a bear in this circle with his ass to the high side of Bend, OR? She just is, and 8th street flanks her frontside and she is eternally in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Enough

I work with people who are changing their relationship to food. Mostly they are obese and don’t want to be. Most have had surgery under my hand to give them a tool to help them relearn two sensations that their … Continue reading

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Hard at Work

Ever feel like you are watching over things that don’t matter? Who is it that does that watching? The thin line between personal mayhem, utter apathy or extreme violence is that we don’t know the time of our dying. If … 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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Burlingame

No matter how important I make up my job is, there is always the number cruncher who reduces it to the cold and lowest terms of dollars and hours and widgets and grubbing and the taste in my mouth is … Continue reading

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