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Entries from January 2004

Updates

January 30th, 2004 · Comments Off

Here’s a few updates on some posts I’ve previously written: The FAO Schwarz bear arrived on Bainbridge Sunday, after a much-publicized ferry ride. Bainbridge Review has a picture and the text now on-line of what I typed. Bobby Jindal, who ran for governor of Louisiana this fall, announced yesterday that he will now run for [...]

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Tags: news

A time to laugh

January 29th, 2004 · Comments Off

I appreciated Fred’s post yesterday What’s so Funny, describing what he liked about M.A.S.H., Hawkeye in particular, and the power of laughter. Fred has a grandaughter the same age as my daughter, so it means something to me to hear him say: If I had life to do over again, there would be more music [...]

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Tags: journal

Infertility

January 29th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Wink has been writing a series of posts describing how he and his wife, Tree, discovered their infertility. From post #2 in the series: I balked. No. I hadn’t even accepted that the test results weren’t just a big typo. I certainly wasn’t going to start making plans yet. But Tree had already thought all [...]

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Tags: motherhood

Medical Modesty

January 28th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Again from my college magazine…a curiousity and a good segue from the post I just wrote and into my next piece…. Medical Modesty by Charlotte Bruce Harvey ’78 In seventeenth-century China, no lady would have endured the indignity of a hospital johnny. It was improper for a physician to see her body, much less conduct [...]

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Why I didn’t become a doctor

January 28th, 2004 · 7 Comments

Enoch’s post giving a damn about the patient, not the numbers linking to Victor Van Hee’s A Great Case reminded me of an experience I had had in a hospital years ago – and how it was one of the reasons why I changed my mind and chose to leave the medical program I had [...]

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