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In My Humble Opinion · 10M ago

Sometimes...

Sometimes before I go on a run, I take the laces of my jogging shoes and tie them together in a knot.  I wear the pair around my neck with each shoe falling to opposite sides.  The heels clu...
In My Humble Opinion · 11M ago

Arms Wide Open

We are born with arms wide open, and we die in much the same way.  It is that which we carry, in the time between, that defines us. The new born, caught in the primordial stew of beginnings,...
In My Humble Opinion · 11M ago

Letting Go

Vacation was perfect.  We went to one of those all inclusive places.  They slip a bracelet around you wrist and a world opens up.  The pool.  The beach.  Bars and restaurants.  I lounged by ...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

How Good Medicine Has Become The Exception

Joe had one of the best geriatricians in the city.  So when he got a call from the pharmacist saying his new prescription was ready, he assumed that it had to do with his recent annual visit...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

Alarm Fatigue

I felt like the stack of charts rose past my head and all the way to the ceiling.  I pulled out my pen, opened the first, and started charting.  I took a moment before each note to collect m...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

Doctors, He Felt, Were No Longer Helping People

It was never his intention that the name would stick.  A decade ago, when he first began working in the restaurant, some of his fellow employees knew that he was formerly a practicing physic...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

What I Believe The Public Should Know About Clinicians

The daughter of the patient walked out of the room livid.  She was convinced that the nurse had no business taking care of patients.  She seethed as she recounted all the supposed injuries a...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

The Anatomy Of A Home Death Without Hospice

Although his family was convinced that it was the metastatic prostate cancer that would eventually lead to his demise, I had my doubts.  His dementia had progressed to the point that he spen...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

Be The Protagonist

I have said many times that we tell the stories about our own lives that make it bearable, or better yet magical, mystical.  I often use the death of my father as an example.  I was eight ye...
In My Humble Opinion · 1Y ago

Building

I have been thinking a lot lately about a dream I had as a first year medical student.My father is standing besides my brothers.  We’re all building.  Putting the pieces together.  But I’m s...