Today was our first day of 3rd and 6th grade virtual learning. I waited until approximately last night to look over the supply lists and frantically order things from Amazon (I'm gonna hope we don't need that scientific calculator until at least the 15th). We made sure that there were no undergarments in view of … Continue reading #Winning
Death certificates...ahem. I love Sunday mornings. Things move at a slower pace. Danny and I enjoy coffee together on the deck. The kids generally sleep in a bit and eventually roll out of bed to help me make cinnamon rolls before we watch church online. So when my alarm clock went off this morning, I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #11
Of facts and opinions, lies and truth. The other day I "engaged" in a social media "conversation" because apparently I still think that I can save the world from a global pandemic....and maybe more importantly, ignorance. I stumbled upon a post about how Covid isn't really all that bad, blah blah blah. And then I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #10
I for one am sick and tired of my Covid-19 Series. I'm tired of Covid. I don't like wearing a mask to Target and I don't like that my kids can't have a "normal life" right now. I am also tired of people getting sick and dying. As a physician, I find myself walking the … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #9
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me this, I'd buy a new pair of Rothy's...or a bottle of Silver Oak. This seems to be the million dollar question right now and it is impossible to answer. So...my short answer is "I have no effing idea." In medicine we try to make … Continue reading Should I send my kids to school this fall?
Charlie Bartlett was born in the spring of 2007 and died on May 28th 2020. The whereabouts and circumstances of his birth are unknown. Legend has it, as a young pup he was challenged by a bigger dog over a bowl of kibble and a mighty brawl ensued. When the dust settled, he was still … Continue reading Charlie Bartlett (2007-2020)
If you subscribe to my blog and received an email about my latest entry, please disregard. My computer was commandeered by a nefarious 3 year old who inserted some gibberish into an essay that wasn't quite ready for prime time. She somehow found the PUBLISH button and sent it out into the interwebs. She was … Continue reading Blog hijacked
I don't know why I am even having to write this post. File this under 'common sense 101' or 'how to not be an asshole' or even 'how to be a decent human, for dummies.' For those of you with halfway evolved frontal lobes, don't feel like you have to read any further. Since the … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #8
Dr. Riegel was a senior resident when I was in medical school, then a palliative care fellow when I was a resident. During my fellowship, she was one of my most treasured attendings, and now I am honored to call her a dear friend. She is an extraordinarily talented writer and I am so excited … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #7 with Special Guest Author, Dr. Emily Riegel.
Anger - the stage of grief I have apparently landed in today. As I was perusing social media last night, I came across a post that questioned why pleas for others to stay at home and continue social distancing are often accompanied by anger, name calling and "venom." I slept on that question. Then I … Continue reading Covid-19 Series, Entry #6