Category Archives: Family

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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Fasciculation


Many of you have likely noticed that Monday’s Poem of the Week often have themes related to medicine and family. I make no apologies for this, for this is who I am, and this is what I do. However, as … Continue reading

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Wise Circumstances


It’s Monday, so time for another Poem of the Week. This past weekend I traveled down memory lane, looking through boxes of old photos and papers, seeking a gift for a long-time colleague having a landmark birthday. It was here … Continue reading

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Her Patient Days


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the posting of Monday’s Poem of the Week had to be delayed until today. Mea culpa! Her Patient Days What was it but an act of abnegation when she shook her head and said, … Continue reading

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Broca’s Aphasia


This Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses one of the aftermaths of stroke, while at the same time focusing on one of the most essential aspects of life. May we be spared this scourge, but not never forget to include … Continue reading

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Father’s Day


Today is Father’s Day, a chance for those who are fortunate enough to still have their fathers on the right side of the grass to let them know how grateful they feel. Sadly, for many of us, our fathers have … Continue reading

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I Will Leave You One Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is dedicated to Valerie, a dear friend who lost her soul mate after fifty two years. It’s a tragedy we all must deal with as survivors of loss sooner or later in life.  I … Continue reading

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Milk and Humor


Amidst the current crisis people are facing due to a shortage of baby formula, combined with the myriad of disasters blasting us from all the news outlets, most of us desperately need a moment of humor to leaven our life. … Continue reading

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Playing Word Games


There is little in life so devastating as watching someone you love descend into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, too many of us have seen a parent, a spouse, or a friend journey down this dark road. This Monday’s … Continue reading

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