Tag Archives: Life

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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Ode to the Stuff in the Garage


Our garage (like so many others) is full of good intentions. I’m indebted to my friend Dave for sharing the following for this Monday’s Poem of the Week. Someone once told me that it’s better to sit on a thumbtack … Continue reading

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Crossing the Border


The Monday Morning Poem of the Week brings you this wry reminder of the signposts in our lives. Since it’s a journey which we all take, we might as well enjoy it with a mix of dry humor. Crossing the … Continue reading

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Open Heart


As a student, seeing my first heart surgery was a profound experience. This Monday’s Poem of the Week does a remarkable job of capturing the mystery and the magic of this remarkable organ on which we all critically depend. Open … Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye


Monday’s Poem of the Week addresses a theme that recently has been to familiar for many of us. I like it because it does so with elegance and hope. Wishing we all can do the same. How to Say Goodbye … Continue reading

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Humility


Humility Humility is a character trait most of us tend to admire about another person. Ideally, it comes from the recognition that a great deal of rewards, honors and riches we accumulate over time are not necessarily due to our … Continue reading

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Project Clog


How many of us are unaffected by rush hour traffic, looming deadlines, personal and family demands, emails waiting for response? Not many, sad to say. Which is the reason why the following poem from my brilliant friend Dave strikes so … Continue reading

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Stress


I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives. Stress A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,Raised a glass of water and asked“How heavy is this glass … Continue reading

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Careers and Life


Medicine makes a lot of demands on those who chose to follow its calling. For most, the personal sacrifices are an unavoidable price that has to be paid. For others, the long hours provide an acceptable excuse for avoiding some … Continue reading

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Maps


It’s Monday again, and time for another installment in the Poetry on Monday series. Here is another piece by my favorite poet in a series about traveling through Europe. Hope you enjoy the journey. map this dot is Paris. this … Continue reading

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