Author Archives: Jorge Medico

Making Arrangements


Welcome to another Monday’s Poem of the Week. As I observe the passage of the vignettes around me that make up the great play of life, I often fantasize about the back stories of the players creating the scenes. The … Continue reading

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Postcard from Canada


To experience how the pebble of ordinary life could be transformed into a jewel through the magic eyes of travel, we have once again taken to the road along the Canadian Rockies. It’s been three years since we had been … Continue reading

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The Fly


I’ve been on the road, so today’s Poem of the Week is making a late appearance. Mea culpa! It’s a short piece by one of my favorites, Ogden Nash. I was recently in Glacier National Park. Prior to getting there, … Continue reading

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Land of Opportunities


Once again, I’m grateful to my friend Dave for the following verses for this Monday’s Poem of the Week. Yesterday was 9/11, a sobering reminder of what our country went through on a day I thought we never forget. Sadly, … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL RATIONAL DAY


For all of you celebrating Labor Day, welcome to this Monday’s Poem of the Week. As you are celebrating your day of leisure, I thank my friend Dave for contributing his thought provoking piece. If only we could be so … Continue reading

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Hope Returns


In order to appreciate the following, you have to have to be familiar with the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, best told by Pulitzer winning writer Tracy Kidder in his book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains”. If you read one book in … Continue reading

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Caution


This Monday’s Poem of the Week has no doubt been influenced by the interaction of our legal profession and the courts, requiring warning signs on all manner of products and activities to demonstrate that reliance on common sense is not … Continue reading

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Sleek Green Car


Our country is a place where car culture has flourished since the days of Henry Ford, and nowhere more so than in California. Combining this cue for nostalgia with our ongoing medical theme brings you this next Monday’s Poem of … Continue reading

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Her Patient Days


This Monday’s Poem of the Week continues our medical theme, and the difficulties we all face in that awkward transition time when someone close to us is nearing the end of their life’s journey. Her Patient Days What was it … Continue reading

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Dying Is A Difficult Business


When I first met her, there wasn’t anything extraordinary about her appearance or her story. She came in, like many others that I see, seeking to have a screening colonoscopy. Her last examination was over ten years ago, and her … Continue reading

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