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Quote of the Week: Pink Floyd

WISH YOU WERE HERE So, so you think you can tellHeaven from hell?Blue skies from pain?Can you tell a green fieldFrom a cold steel rail?A smile from a veil?Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to tradeYour heroes for ghosts?Hot ashes for trees?Hot air for a cool breeze?Cold comfort for change?Did you…

Watch Me Burn

I would have described myself as an overly busy, at times overwhelmed parent-professional before COVID-19 took the world by storm, so the fact that I look back to those days with nostalgia is, in my estimation, a really bad sign. This past March my kids’ elementary school and daycare closed. School and daycare closed so it…

You Make Up the Results

In these times of bastardized science, I give you two charts that have NOTHING to do with each other. Now, show me you can be as biased or inappropriate as the media (both sides) to make up a conclusion. Coincidence? Correlation? Causation? You be the judge. Tweet

A New Strawman: Why Nurse Practitioners Are Pivotal in Health Equity Work

Health equity is the new strawman argument. This article has been floating around social media recently. The article title initially drew my attention because of some key words that seemed to be strategically placed: nurse practitioners (NPs), pivotal, health equity. At first glance, it seems somewhat noble. I mean, who doesn’t want health equity. But then…

Thank You Sir, May I Have More (Bulls**t)?

When I was a child in the ‘70’s, there was a very popular series on the air called, “Emergency!”. It revolved around Gage and DeSoto, two paramedics associated with the fictional Fire Station 51 and Rampart General Hospital ER. In the ER was Dr. Brackett the ER physician, Dixie McCall, the head nurse, and Dr.…

It’s No Secret

It’s no secret. I’m a play junkie. If I don’t go outside and play, regularly, I get cranky, stale. Daily work becomes harder, stiffer, less fluid. You probably are the same. But maybe it’s been far too long since you let yourself find out. We’ll here’s a whole new reason to go play. People love…

To Peace (Professionally)

While some physicians are genuinely interesting people with outside interests who know how to live, laugh, and tell a dirty joke, way too many remain nerdy, navel-gazing, self-important twerps.   So it’s no surprise when a medical publication becomes a guidebook for celebrating one’s inner sanctimony, and trying to pass it on to those who might otherwise…