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Being thankful

I heard this great discussion this week on comparative suffering. It got me thinking back to the beginning of the pandemic when I often...

Mistakes made well

Use more of your bow. And more pressure. You’re playing too small, too timid because you’re afraid to make mistakes. Play louder,...

Now what?

Did you know that according to the 2019 Democracy Index, the United States is ranked 25th? The index takes into account the electoral...

Vote, vote, vote

I’m sure I don’t really need to remind anyone that an election is fast approaching. Even a relative recluse like myself can’t escape it....

Life is too short

Recently, I saw a quote from someone that was something like life is too short for you to be serious. Phhhfffttt. Are you kidding me?...

What's luck got to do with it?

Like lightning striking. That’s how Linda Tirado described it. Writing the post, having it go viral, the book deal being offered. All...

Medications and mental health

In pharmacy school, we learned about the specifics of most of the major mental health conditions. We learned the diagnostic differences...

Bumbling

Ok, so, yes, I am on a dating app; Bumble to be specific. I haven’t talked about it much here, mostly because there hasn’t been a whole...

The Journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole...

On leadership from The West Wing

I’m pretty amazed that I’ve been writing here for over a year now and I have not yet written a post about The West Wing. Rest assured;...

Some thoughts about healthcare

I’ve often said that one of my favorite things is to listen to smart people talk about smart stuff. And I had the opportunity over the...

Just a quick note

For those who have come to rely on my Sunday helping of deep thought delivered with a healthy side of wit and charm (ha!), I’m so sorry...

We continue to miss the point

We all have certain things - little things we might say, pet peeves we might call them - that consistently frustrate us. When they come...

A rebuttal

It is common in the discourse of America, especially in the discourse of politics, to hear certain ideas come up again and again. The...

What I was going to say

I had a post almost ready for today. All I had to do before I put it up was to add a little flair here and there, clean it up a bit, and...

The most interesting thing

When you learn enough about writing, inevitably you’ll come across the advice to “write what you know.” Or as Joan Didion (one of my...

A jumbled mind

Man, I don’t know about anyone else, but my mind is a jumble these days. I’m taking things in, but not necessarily absorbing them. And...

Words matter

I, quite simply, adore words. Whether reading them, writing them, or speaking them doesn’t really matter. There is not much that’s more...

Desiderata

I’m continuing on a bit of a sabbatical this week. As such, I’m sharing not my own words, but ones that are nonetheless deeply personal....

Distractions from Germany

The world is, well, let's say a crazy-feeling place right now. So many things coming together to weigh on us. It feels uncertain and...

 

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