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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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To feel important

What’s happening right now in America is unconscionable. Muslim ban, border wall, avowed white nationalist on the US security council, DAPL, Keystone, and assault on reproductive rights all in the the first week. This isn’t just going to be another … Continue reading

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