All Creatures Great and Small

  “He prayeth best who loveth best, all things great and small. For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.”   Samuel Taylor Coleridge   A guest blog, tonight, from my friend Jackie Widen.   I find I really don’t like people who don’t love animals.  There, I said it.  … Continue reading All Creatures Great and Small

Mama’s Gonna Sing You a Lullaby

I have had patients and their families do strange things during a consultation.   Patients taking notes and recording what the doctor says are pretty commonplace these days, as are answering a cell phone and arguing with a spouse over what really happened while giving a history.  Some patients go to great lengths to disconnect from… Continue reading Mama’s Gonna Sing You a Lullaby

Other People’s Money

I love to shop with other people’s money.  My father and I spent the weekend shopping to outfit his new apartment.  After living with me since January, when he was hit with the double whammy of my mother’s death and his own need for open heart surgery, he is ready both physically and emotionally, to… Continue reading Other People’s Money

I Want To Be Daenerys Targaryen

I used to want to be Lara Croft, of Lara Croft Tomb Raider fame. The sight of Angelina Jolie swinging from the rafters of the Croft Mansion in a black catsuit, and capturing the heart of Gerard Butler was more than I could stand. I even named a deerhound in her honor, Caerwicce’s Lady Croft,… Continue reading I Want To Be Daenerys Targaryen

Weights and Measures

The sudden illness of a colleague is always a shocking surprise.  As physicians, we are trained from an early age to ignore our own infirmities in the service of others.  Apart from my three C-sections, I have been extremely fortunate in terms of my own health—I can count the number of sick days I’ve taken… Continue reading Weights and Measures