Category Archives: Medicine

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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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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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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Grief in the Time of the Pandemic


The phone rang this morning. The news of my friend and old officer manager’s death did not come as a surprise. I had spoken to her only a week ago, and knew she was sick with Covid, thanks to the … 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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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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Today is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance, a day of honor. Even as we rightly perform these honorable and necessary acts, there are those among us who are approaching their final journey, and those whose families anxiously parse words … Continue reading

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