Category Archives: Medicine

A Lesson Learned

One of my former professors told me, “You just like to learn.” He commented on my effort to earn a second graduate degree four decades after high school. At the time, I thought it was a compliment, but these days … Continue reading

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Speaking of Lies

One of the easiest people to lie to is the one looking back at you every morning in the mirror. Yep! From little white lies to whoppers, we can make ourselves believe anything. Even analytical red-flag wavers like me can … Continue reading

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Of Chores and Other Irritants

Do you ever wonder if someone asking a question thought about it much before asking? Unless a question is straightforward, there is an obvious answer, and a reason I should be able to answer it, my mind goes into analyzer … Continue reading

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The Saga of Rosy and June: Looming on the Horizon?

This is the final installment of a three-part piece looking back at a sad tale of friendship, loss, and concern. The story started with the unlikely bonding of two women from different worlds who shared a common challenge, breast cancer. … Continue reading

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The Saga Of Rosy and June: The Story Continues.

Unexpected Friendship closed a bit dramatically. If you’ve not yet read that first section of the saga, I encourage you to do so before continuing. If you read Friendship, you probably have a feeling for what is to come, but … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Catching my Breath

Those who know me well, especially those who worked with me or for me, know I can sometimes try to keep too many balls in the air simultaneously. As I write this, I have several honey-dos waiting and several partially … Continue reading

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The Saga of Rosy and June: Unexpected Friendship

Rosy and June were strangers. They lived in different countries with life stories having little in common. Rosy was born and raised in Texas. June was born and raised in England. Rosy married a guy from her hometown and never … Continue reading

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Christmas Sagas and Bad News

Christmas 1400 Hours introduced the idea that holidays are not always joyous affairs. At least they are not great for everyone. That thought morphed into a series discussing that reality. This is a continuation of that same train of thought … Continue reading

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Wish Carefully

Did you ever make a wish and have someone say, “Be careful what you wish for?” If so, did the wish come true, and if it did, was it everything you expected? I ask because many people in the United … Continue reading

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A Question of Focus

Okay, you may not be to the age of turning down the volume so you can see street signs. But, it is likely, if you play the radio, stereo, or whatever in your car, you experience another little trick of … Continue reading

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