Tag Archives: Education

The Decline and Fall of Cursive


Remember starting school and being taught cursive handwriting, carefully spacing your letters between the lines of the paper? Though the beauty my handwriting has deteriorated quite a bit over the years (almost a requirement of being a physician), I still … 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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What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse?


What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse? Most parts of our country are experiencing major shortages in the number of doctors and nurses required to serve the medical needs of the community. This problem has been … Continue reading

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The Role Of Luck In Our Lives


It’s interesting to see how people view the role of luck in their lives, and how these perceptions reflect on their own views of themselves. Recent research has shown that chance plays a far larger role in our lives than … Continue reading

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A Better Question


It’s Poetry Monday, so here is another offering from one of my personal favorites, Peter Ferenczi. Since the years he wrote his poetry, Peter has found happiness, which is great for him and his family, but drove away, at least … Continue reading

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Honor Is Not Just A Word


I had a lot of time for contemplation yesterday during the four hour drive to and from San Diego, and in the many hours waiting for my step-brother to get out of his long surgery. (Happily, it went well.) He … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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How Did We Become Extremists?


As I look around me, the conclusion seems inevitable – we are all becoming extremists. In prior years, politics were able to function based on the ability of our representatives to reach a compromise regarding important issues. No one got … Continue reading

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An Investing Tragedy


Alexander Kearns, a 20 year old sophomore management student at the University of Nebraska committed suicide after his account at Robinhood, an online financial app, showed him with a negative balance of over $700,000. The app, targeted at young people, … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Chapter 3


I was discovering I had a lot to learn in my role as teacher to my new medical colleagues in the regional hospital in Surakarta (Solo). The hospital system operated along rigid guidelines laid down by the local bureaucracy, and … Continue reading

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