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/ March 24, 2015 6 COMMENTS
While working at small rural hospital I was once again faced with the emergency physician’s dilemma.  Admitting  a patient and being told to write ...
/ March 11, 2015 3 COMMENTS
I stopped using Facebook for Lent.  It’s hardly sacrificial.  One of my more cynical atheist friends said, ‘you aren’t suggesting that giving up ...
Emergistan and Medicine
/ March 24, 2015 6 COMMENTS
While working at small rural hospital I was once again faced with the emergency physician’s dilemma.  Admitting  a patient and being told to write ‘holding orders.’  ...
/ March 2, 2015 2 COMMENTS
    I suppose it is obvious that I am a fan of stories. I like to hear them, read them, watch them, collect them and tell them. I believe I am participating in stories every ...
Faith, hope and love
/ March 11, 2015 3 COMMENTS
I stopped using Facebook for Lent.  It’s hardly sacrificial.  One of my more cynical atheist friends said, ‘you aren’t suggesting that giving up Facebook is like ...
/ March 2, 2015 2 COMMENTS
What if we could cure everything in one simple act?  I wonder, sometimes, what life would be like for me if there was no more injury, illness or death.  I suspect that like many ...
Wife, kids, pets and home
/ December 6, 2014 1 COMMENTS
My column in this weeks’ Greenville News.  Enjoy the kids when they’re home!  And Merry Christmas! ...
Thanksgiving:  mission accomplished.   Check!
/ November 29, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Thanksgiving week checklist: Time spent with wife and four amazing children.  Check. Fed 28 family members and friends.  Check. Gave injured dog his medicine; sometimes, when he agreed ...
Issues, humor, hobbies and all the rest
/ February 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Just a short observation.  Medicine is immersed in the ‘customer service’ mentality.  We’re always reminded to be appropriate and understanding, especially when ...
/ February 22, 2015 1 COMMENTS
Thanks to the current Measles outbreak, the news is full of stories on vaccines and anti-vaxxers. The ‘blogosphere’ and ‘Twitterverse’ and all the other social ...