What happens when you embrace fear.


Choosing to be scared – What happens when you choose to do the very things that make you the most challenged? It’s autumn, my favorite time of year. I love the burnt-orange colors, the temperature, the crunching of leaves beneath my footsteps, and cold drizzle. I love being cocooned in familiar, broken-in sweaters which have patiently…

The Mc Donald’s Factor


Years ago I joked to a friend that when it comes to humanity’s survival of the fittest, there’s a thing I named “The McDonald’s Factor”. I said at some point in the future we will only begin to understand just how complex human survival is, and medicine will soon be about that – the minutia…

For worse


Of ‘for better or worse,’ today was worse. This was a day plagued by confusion as Kevin’s brain grappled with the physiological assault of his brain being radiated and getting rid of necrotic tissue, and his conscious mind grappled with whether to hope or submit to a deadly disease. Since early January this has been…

Of kidney stones and milestones


Thanks to a kidney stone, I spent over a week in an Oxycodone fog. Yet, due to smart phone technology I was able to snap some photos, albeit semi-consciously, as we experienced several momentous, memorable milestones. Here’s a recap of our weekend, full of ‘stones’ – milestones and kidney stones. So many things happen quickly…