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6.5 down, 11.5 to go

March 22nd, 2007 · 6 Comments

I have completed more than 6 weeks of my 18 week marathon training plan and I’m beginning to realize how foolish I was. I don’t yet think I was foolish for running a marathon: no, I’m sure that will come later, during the race itself or afterwards. But I miscalculated the amount of time and [...]

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Patient safety: who is responsible?

March 6th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Seattle’s Virginia Mason Hospital made headlines last December when a patient died due to a simple medical error. A Seattle hospital’s recent decision to switch antiseptics from a brown solution to a colorless liquid appears to have played a key role in the death of an Everett woman. Mary McClinton, 69, a tireless worker for [...]

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When the fever hits

February 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

Sleeping on the sofa always indicates something is not right at home. Since I woke up sick on Saturday I’ve been alienated from my family by whatever virus has taken over my body. It seems strange to keep my loved ones at arm’s length, withholding hugs and kisses from my kids, waving good night to [...]

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If your child is having surgery: 12 tips for families

January 22nd, 2005 · 6 Comments

scene from the hospital waiting room yesterday Thinking about Michaela’s surgery yesterday, I realized I’d like to write up ideas from our experience that might help other families in a similiar situation. Here are 12 tips that came to mind. Talk about it Talk about it with the hospital staff. Ask questions. Talk about it [...]

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Not all at once

December 1st, 2004 · No Comments

When I was younger, I’d extend myself while training, running as far and as fast as I could go, racing laps for the track and cross-country teams. I felt I had to push against the limits in order to make them move, in order to expand my expectations and achieve my (literal) milestones . I [...]

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