Category Archives: Medical Matters

Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIA

Oh, for the days when I could wear these! Nothing like red shoes to lift feminine spirits! (And stiletto heels to rivet masculine eyes.) But alas, now it’s flats and worse than flats. Now it’s New Balance sneakers and walking shoes, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: RESOLVED!

The first photo challenge of the Year 2013 is RESOLVED! I don’t normally make resolutions, figuring it’s kind of a waste of energy. (Although I’d like it if you check out a sort-of-one on Touch2Touch.) Considering the way 2012 ran, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WRONG (2)

Here they are, stiletto heels, in red yet! Very sexy, very glamorous — and VERY VERY WRONG! Men love when women wear them (but of course, you don’t catch the men actually  wearing them). Women love them because — they’re … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready — for Anything!

Are you ready for a new sweater? Here’s where you can begin, with wool like this locally shorn, locally spun wool at the Northampton Winter Market. And if you’re ready to learn something new and vital — think life and … Continue reading

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Alas — Whether it’s torn muscles or an RSI or what, I don’t know. But I’m out of action for at least the next several days. (Hopefully not more.) I can’t type enough to post, nor to post comments on … Continue reading

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(This reflection was prompted by reading Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality, by Pauline Chen, M.D. My review of the book can be found here.) When I was training for hospital chaplaincy some 20 years ago, I was very … Continue reading

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