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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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Southeast Asia – Chapter 2


My first night in Solo, I must confess, was not a restful one. Like a child, I ended up sleeping with the light turned on, as I kept hearing noises I wasn’t used to, and the idea of sharing my … Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Hong Kong


It all started with my mentor, Dr. Pincus. He came up to me in the hospital hallway one day, asking me if I was interested in taking a break in my training program, and travel to Indonesia to teach a … Continue reading

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War Stories From County – Chapter 6


As I mentioned in a prior post, my attending on the medicine service was an infectious disease specialist by training, and he persuaded me to select the infectious disease service as one of my electives. It was one of those … Continue reading

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