Why did I go into medicine? Does this still ring true for me?

Responding to a prompt from a patient-family partner course I took this year, Walk With Me. I went into medicine for many reasons. Some of those reasons have been with me for a long time, such as my nerdy fascination for the scientific workings of the human body (what I would now call “physiology”, with … Continue reading Why did I go into medicine? Does this still ring true for me?

Fika (recipe: cardamom buns)

"All in the golden afternoon Full leisurely we glide; For both our oars, with little skill, By little arms are plied, While little hands make vain pretence Our wanderings to guide..." —Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), preface to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The afternoon — that lull in the day as the sun descends from its … Continue reading Fika (recipe: cardamom buns)

DNC 2016

We caught a glimpse of the grandeur as we arrived into Philadelphia's 30th St. train station, huge navy "2016 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COMCAST/NBC" banners unfurled along the walls. But the drive—and the walk—up to the Wells Fargo arena was rather unassuming. No thousands of protesters lining the streets. Cars crawl into the Philadelphia sports complex in organized fashion, like ants, unloading their … Continue reading DNC 2016