slow work day?

The work day has just started for most of us.  Hopefully this Monday goes quickly for you all!


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on doctoring

There [is] so much more to being a physician than curing illness. That’s not the most important thing we do. The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others.

~Kent Brantly, MD in his commencement speach to the Indiana University School of Medicine

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Happy Mothers Day

To all the mothers out there – enjoy your “vacation” day!

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My apologies to my readers – but lately I’ve been rather uninspired.  That’s not to say there isn’t plenty to write about – quite the opposite.  I have a whole stack of health policy articles that are worthy of posts and certainly current events deserve some mention.  I just haven’t had the motivation to do so.

Please excuse my current lack of motivation; I promise it will not last long, and I’ll come back with some “hard hitting” journalism.

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Work taking your life?

Microsoft’s How Old Do I Look app premiered last week, and countless people found out that they either looked younger/older than they thought or more likely that the app was actually quite horrible.


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Endings matter, not just for the person but, perhaps even more, for the ones left behind.

~Atul Gawande in Being Mortal

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The choice is not between the Court and the State, but instead whether the individual can decide who to marry, or whether the government will decide for him.

~Mary Bonauto

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