Monthly archive for ‘ August, 2014 ’

Happy regardless.

31st August 2014 | 2 Comments

One month behind me, I have a feeling of euphoria – and it’s not because I was kissed square on the mouth by a complete stranger. No lie. Well, I don’t suppose he was a complete stranger. I had taken care of him for two days. In the bargaining process for discharge, had I known […]


Duck! He has a bat.*

23rd August 2014 | 2 Comments

Hospital medicine and outpatient medicine are two very different practices. At SMA, we try to blur those lines and bridge the gap. Who doesn’t want to see their family doctor when they’re the most sick? It is a dying art, and we know it. This week, I’ve been an obstetrician, a rural family practice doctor, […]


Deer daughters…

3rd August 2014 | 2 Comments

The oldest is reading now. I gave her Homer’s Odyssey for some light summer reading. She looked at me confused. Instead, I gave her Don Quixote de La Mancha. After all, she did start Spanish last year in primer. I’m not sure why she can’t leap into reading these texts. They’re the basics, right? The […]