The great cake debacle of 2019

On Sunday, Danny and I had the rare opportunity to go to dinner. Together. Without kids (thanks mom and dad). We initially planned to go to Café Europa but when they called to confirm our reservation, they mentioned that they wouldn't be serving alcohol that night. Um.... I asked if it was Southern Baptist night, … Continue reading The great cake debacle of 2019

The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail

Today Louisa and Luke commissioned me to paint their fingernails red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Luke wanted four toes painted burgundy with his big toe striped with red, white and blue...which Louisa accurately pointed out looked like the French flag. Louisa, on the other hand (har har har), had much more … Continue reading The parable of the nine year old and the finger nail

How to prolong death and maximize suffering

I'm super excited that this essay was just published on KevinMD.com. Not quite NEJM or JAMA, but I'll take it! Due to word count restrictions on KevinMD, I had to modify the original version quite a bit. Here is the link to the KevinMD post with my unabridged essay below. Enjoy! https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/06/how-to-have-an-exciting-death-5-tips-from-a-palliative-care-physician.html https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/06/how-to-have-an-exciting-death-5-tips-from-a-palliative-care-physician.html We’re all … Continue reading How to prolong death and maximize suffering

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

If there is one good thing about dance competitions, it's the lack of middle aged men reliving their glory days, screaming at your kid if she doesn't point her toe quite right. I mean, can you imagine? Coaches and parents lurking around the stage yelling things like "Dangit Suzy...pop your hip to the LEFT...TO THE … Continue reading Take Me Out To The Ballgame