Why I married my husband

Have I ever said why I decided I needed to marry my husband? I have talked quite a bit about how it's great that he is my husband at the moment because all evidence points to me being unable to survive without him, but I don't think I've ever actually described the confluence of events that … Continue reading Why I married my husband

My dad tries to help my mom while she has the gastro… hilarious hijinks ensue

I'd like to make an entry to the Men are from Mars and Women and from Venus log book.  I don't actually know if one exists, but if it doesn't it should. Last week, my parents, fed up with life's little curveballs like a FIRE in the apartment upstairs from them causing their living room … Continue reading My dad tries to help my mom while she has the gastro… hilarious hijinks ensue

CPR on a stranger

...The weirdest thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  I had to give CPR to a stranger. I was at my daughter's gymnastics class, and all of a sudden, in the periphery of my selective hearing, I became aware of a woman's crying voice: "Somebody please call 911!" I looked over, and saw … Continue reading CPR on a stranger

The NEJM letter to the young female physician, and some thoughts of my own

I decided to start a pinterest group board for pinning articles and images about empowerment of female physicians, the facts of mom doc life, and inspiration for women in medicine.  I created the thing and then went on to search for applicable pins, and would you believe it (she says sarcastically, because YES you would … Continue reading The NEJM letter to the young female physician, and some thoughts of my own

My trip to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA: 14 expectations for your visit…but funny

I did something at least 50% out of character for me this weekend.  I went on a weekend getaway to the Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.  I'm going to call it "a retreat," because it sounds fun, even though it wasn't anything that official.  I had this vision of cabana boys feeding me grapes and … Continue reading My trip to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA: 14 expectations for your visit…but funny

I hate the limbic system

I was standing there doing procedures today...  By the way, I do procedures 3 times a week, and it's basically a half hour of intense visual concentration and hand-eye coordination times ten, but frequently, my thoughts are allowed to wander, so if it seems like half the posts here start with "I was standing there … Continue reading I hate the limbic system

All these thoughts…

Well, so, just like anything in parenting, we have our ups and we have our downs, and often they come in rapid succession.  Just yesterday I was fawning over my son's genius, basking in the glow of his awesomeness...   And today, I was sent crashing down from Olympus with astonishing velocity. His teacher called. She … Continue reading All these thoughts…

Teaching kids about illness: when vague explanations just don’t cut it

My son just never ceases to amaze me.  And my daughter, too.  And also, how different they are.  In yet another installment of "My child is a genius," I bring you this story.  It really belongs in the "Sh*t my son says" section, but it's too long and too great to stick there. First, a … Continue reading Teaching kids about illness: when vague explanations just don’t cut it

Discussing everyday existentialism: a few theories

  I remember in high school AP English class, stumbling upon existentialist literature--Sartre and Camus, to be exact--and being utterly stunned.  Existentialism is the idea that the human being, is not defined by the world around him, rather, the world around him is defined by the individual.  "Existence before essence" is a key idea, meaning … Continue reading Discussing everyday existentialism: a few theories