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Ne’er Conditioning

Despite it being a non-negotiable feature of our residences, we seem to have incredibly bad luck with air conditioning. Also, we’re back home.Continue readingNe’er Conditioning

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A Lack of Craft

Good intentions are no match for poor workmanship.Continue readingA Lack of Craft

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An Uncle’s Prophecy

“Some day, you’ll have lots of fun with your little brother.”Continue readingAn Uncle’s Prophecy

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Two More Weeks

In an altogether unsurprising-yet-maddening turn of events, our landlord informed us that the condo repairs remain unfinished, necessitating a stay elsewhere for an additional two weeks. Dave, our Airbnb host, had graciously been allowing us…Continue readingTwo More Weeks

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A Spoonful of Sugar

A toddler admitted for poor feeding sits cross-legged on the hospital bed, clutching a takeout soup container in their feet. My first thought is that the periorbital edema has significantly improved after diuresis, but my…Continue readingA Spoonful of Sugar

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Fighter Sighting

Nearly twenty years ago (good grief, that hurts to say) I completed a pastel painting of a World War II-era fighter plane. I gave it to Mark, who displayed it in his aircraft-themed bedroom for…Continue readingFighter Sighting

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All Over Again

Ten years ago I arrived in Loma Linda, California and attempted to meet the three other na├»ve souls in my MD/PhD program, only to discover every last one of them was cool enough to have…Continue readingAll Over Again

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Nights for Days

Night shifts generate strong opinions: are they desirable or miserable, easier or more difficult? Regardless, residency has a fair number of them, and unlike our colleagues we don’t get paid any extra. Personally I don’t…Continue readingNights for Days