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Ely

Ely. We have to write an end of the year essay about our RPAP experience and I’m stumped. What’s Ely? I’ve got no fucking idea. Ely is a picturesque town on surrounded by iron black waters and pristine wilderness. Ely … Continue reading

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Time

Afternoon light fell sharply across the boy’s face as I walked past his house. He was three maybe four years old and sitting in the grass by the front steps. As we made eye contact he raised his hand solemnly … Continue reading

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Winter/Spring

On Wednesday night I was stopped in the gym by a patient who wanted to tell me that his bowel movements had improved. After telling me about his poop he said that at first he didn’t recognize me because I … Continue reading

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Family Medicine

  I’m  lucky to be up here. The doctors I work with are all exceptional, each one teaching me something different about how to be a physician. The nursing staff however have become my family. Their teaching spans from the … Continue reading

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Northern spring

There’s a day every spring when you become a runner again. The muscles that atrophied/hypertrophied from a winter of skiing suddenly find their balance. On Saturday I spent too much time watching my footwork over the icy trail around Bass … Continue reading

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The “Next Jesse Diggins” Award

  A warm end to this northwoods winter just gave way to a brutally cold first week of spring. I’m writing from a hotel in Virginia Minnesota, my right leg propped up on an ottoman because my old man tendons … Continue reading

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It’s time for a frame-shift

There has been a lot of talk lately about the fact that we seem to be in a post-fact society. I think we also could look at through the lens that we’re in a post-critical thought society. Facts are only … Continue reading

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