Mabel Jane Bartlett 2006-2022

Mabel Jane was born in 2006 and died on June 17th, 2022 at the ripe old age of 16. Her parents adopted her as a puppy after falling in love with the adorable and somewhat quirky outcome of a basset hound crossed with a cocker spaniel. She was friendly and kind but chronically opinionated and … Continue reading Mabel Jane Bartlett 2006-2022

Covid-19 Series, Lost track of the number

Hi. I was going to start off with the traditional "Happy New Year" but that conveys the sort of optimism that I am lacking right now. Instead of feeling optimistic, I am actively trying to reign in the petrification that I am sensing about the coming months. The post-Thanksgiving Covid surge is kicking our collective … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Lost track of the number

Covid-19 Series, Entry #19

A common occupational hazard for physicians is the late night call from a frantic friend asking about a worrisome medical issue. I get my fair share of questions pertaining to symptom management, terminal illness, hospice and death, which I am more than happy to help with. Occasionally, however, I get questions about kids. As an … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #19

Covid-19 Series, Entry #17

I'm moving to Vermont. Not really, but it seems like Vermont is full of reasonable people who make good decisions based on facts and data. Right now 83% of the eligible population has been vaccinated in Vermont and they only have 3 people hospitalized with Covid. They also have lovely trees that turn vibrant colors … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #17

Side Hustlin’

Have you ever though, "Dang...I really could use a little more responsibility in my life." or "Gosh...I'd really like to have more things to spend money on and subsequently deplete my savings account!"? Probably not. And I don't remember having either one of those conscious thoughts, but somehow that's where we are. Voluntarily, no less. … Continue reading Side Hustlin’

When I Can’t Sleep

Yesterday, a small miracle happened. When I got home from work I had a hot second to lay down on the couch. I told Danny I was just going to rest for a minute, but when I closed my eyes, my "rest" turned into a full on nap. The likes of which simply don't happen … Continue reading When I Can’t Sleep

Covid-19 Series, Entry #15

Good news and bad news. We've started watching The Crown, so please read this in a British accent, a la Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth. Now. Let's start with some good news, shall we? My lovely family indulged my desire to have a rather spoofy holiday card this year and... I present to you... "Best … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #15