The Gift of Listening

What I am reading often influences my posts. On my drive to this hotel, I listened to Brene Brown’s latest book Braving the Wilderness, and I pondered her wisdom. Her thoughts triggered mine, and as I drove, I began to plan what I might write. Then I arrived, checked in, pressed the up button for... Continue Reading →

When In Doubt

There was a time in my life when I was meek and quiet. I sat at the front of a classroom, stood at the back of a group of people. Somewhere during residency I became a different person. Some time in the course of becoming that person, I was standing in the emergency department, two... Continue Reading →


I have always been nocturnal, so while I love sunrises, I prefer to see them at the end of the night, not the beginning of the day. Sometimes, as I drive home from work, I get treated to the awakening of the rest of the world. The fog in the hollows begins to pull back... Continue Reading →

Bittersweet Memories

        Sometimes, in those sweet, blurry moments just before I open my eyes, I forget she is gone, and I imagine her waiting patiently for the covers to rustle and tell her I am awake. I wait for the sandpaper kisses and the unbridled joy she shows every single time she sees me. Then I... Continue Reading →

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