There Comes a Time

Written while returning from my Galapagos trip, posting now. It’s happening—the moment that we all dread as we age, that point in time where we realize that we are becoming our parents.  When I was a child, my father was a busy man, completing his residency in plastic surgery, establishing a practice, climbing the academic… Continue reading There Comes a Time

Bad Tidings We Bring

Yesterday was one of those bad days at work.  With my resident, I had seen a patient in consultation a week ago, a very nice man with an evil cancer—metastatic malignant melanoma—who had been referred for post-operative radiation therapy.  We were waiting for another test to be done which would help us with our radiation… Continue reading Bad Tidings We Bring