I have a new favorite doctor show, “The Knick” on Cinemax, airing on Friday nights. The show stars Clive Owen as the charismatic cocaine addicted Chief of Surgery Dr. John Thackery at a fictitious New York City hospital called The Kickerbocker at a time when surgery was one foot out of the barbershop. The tagline… Continue reading And Speaking of Plastic Surgery
It’s been awhile since I got my readers up to speed on the adventures of Dad. For those of you who are new to this blog, my father is a plastic surgeon who retired from full time practice about 15 years ago after a very successful academic career. He turned 89 years old in July… Continue reading You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
“Upon what instrument are we two spanned, and what musician holds us in his hands?” Rainer Maria Rilke This past week was a very busy yet very interesting time for me. Early in the week, I had a visit from an old medical school classmate who is now one of our nation’s leading researchers in… Continue reading In Pursuit of Perfection
Labor Day, 2006, is a day I will never forget. It was a gorgeous day here in San Diego—bright, sunny and nearly 90 degrees. I decided it was a perfect day to give the dogs an outdoor bath. At the time, we had Valentine, the matriarch at nearly twelve years old, Izzy who was four,… Continue reading Do Dogs Know They are Dying?
For Morgan Two days ago, one of my daughter’s best friends from childhood lost her beloved horse Rumba. This young woman is now a yoga instructor and for the past year she has been traveling and working in Australia. The strange thing about this story is best said in her own words: “I never sign… Continue reading Learning to Fly Without Wings