Monthly Archives: June 2013

Personal Health Log: Living with Pain and Dealing with Doctors I

When I was very young, identity was simple. I was my parents’ daughter, my brothers’ sister. As I grew older I knew my elementary school as ‘us’ and the other two schools in town as ‘them.’ When I got to … Continue reading

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Essay. Gentle Knights, Gentle Night.

I have a photo of an older man sitting on a couch with legs outstretched on a hassock, lost in a book. Beneath his legs, a black-and-white puppy chomps on a chew toy. The man is my father, the puppy … Continue reading

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Essay. Fate and Destiny.

A few days ago, a remarkable thought was spoken in an entirely unremarkable movie: If Fate is what happens to us, then our Destiny is found in how we respond to our Fate. I wanted to be a doctor from … Continue reading

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