RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

RESIDENCY ROUNDUP: Countdown

5. I bought a dress today, little black dress, cap sleeves, faux wrap bodice, comfortable and elegant. It’s going to look smashing with my red pumps in honor of Kansas (there’s no place like home-for-five-years), and I’m wearing it in six months as...
RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

This time of year, maybe even as we speak, a beautiful couple in Oregon is unpacking their Christmas village. A hundred little ceramic houses, a glass ice skating pond, and a fluffy cloud that sprinkles white confetti snow take over their dining room and, when they’re...
SURVIVOR STORIES: 20 Years of Wisdom

SURVIVOR STORIES: 20 Years of Wisdom

Surviving the medical profession—20 years out: Words of wisdom from a physician-spouse of over 18 years.   Being married for over 18 years to an emergency physician, with two kids now in middle school, quitting my career full-time to take care of the family full-time,...
Residency: A 6-Month Review

Residency: A 6-Month Review

Six months. Half a year of residency. Done. That’s crazy to me. I’m not even sure how that happened. Actually, that’s not true. I know exactly how it happened. The synopsis is this: it started out fun but slightly lonely, then it got really hard and...
Why Should I Get (and Stay) Married?

Why Should I Get (and Stay) Married?

So. Why choose to stay together when marriage has turned out not to be what you expected? Mostly, because we are all big morons. We want and expect stupid, stupid poop that is impossible, or unsustainable, or unrealistic in its entirety. We want to always feel the way...