- February 03
- Quaker buddhist, kinda quirky, loves cooking and knitting and movies.
Dr Who fan, Scandinavian-aquarian and cat lover. Would love to be paid to travel around the world and write about local healing cultures. While eating and drinking and dancing. One day I will have a health cruise in the fjords.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Black Death Friday
November 28, 2013 08:18PM
- Eating for Enlightenment
November 27, 2013 11:51AM
- Enduring Love, for the Moment
November 18, 2013 02:25PM
- I am done with you, kale, done
November 15, 2013 02:51PM
- Get Your Karma OFF My LAWN!
November 07, 2013 11:34PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I don't know, they are
still screwing the poor!
true. And I was
- “They look like two
fossilized eggs. Hopefully not
- “I was reading an article
on Slate today, about
promiscuity, in terms
- “Does Baby Jesus like to
dance or paint naked in the
get so confused,
- “Sounds like a winning
plan. Good stuff here, Emily.
December 02, 2013 10:46AM
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My friend's wife has not yet passed away, since my post not long ago. I saw him today for coffee, it has been ages, and it was good to chat. About that, about life, about work, about everything. Free to speak, he picked me at the office and we just drove and… Read full post »
Sounds like a crazy matchup, but it can only happen in the multiverse that is my brain. However, I know there are fans that are crazier than me, know more stuff, dieharder, and diligent. I was feeling like I was getting sucked into the Downton Abbyss, this last week, watching so… Read full post »
Many people in America cry out for universal health care, pointing to the other countries that do it well. We point out that the % of GDP here is much higher than in other places, and that we spend well over twice what the next country (Canada*) spends, on average, per… Read full post »
The real issue that they keep not addressing is that health care should not be tied to employment. Adding health insurance benefits tied to employment has been devastating for millions of people who cannot find work that offers benefits, or plans that cost more than many can afford to buy into.… Read full post »
The art of medicine includes balancing knowledge with wisdom, facts with compassion, and blending the scientific with the subjective. I have yet to give anyone really bad news, but I have had to face a few times when there was a chance of really bad news. Questionable bloodwork, a suspici… Read full post »
When does the right to life end?
The recent debacle with the Susan G Komen foundation and the (now resigned) vice president, Karen Handel, highlighted some of the major dilemmas that go on in the political versus scientific arena. The split between SGK and Planned Parenthood has probably had so… Read full post »
Atheists are popping up more and more in the news these days. For the most part, it seems that a small but steadily growing stream of press is addressing the growing presence of unreligious, non believing members of our society who are outspoken and demanding their equal rights. This is j… Read full post »
I will be the first to admit, The Pink Ribbon campaign has never been my cause du jour. I have always found it silly to focus on breast cancer as the worthy cause, when breast cancer is not just one disease. The causes of breast cancer are widely known or suspected,… Read full post »
I was a big fan of Xena, Warrior Princess in the 90s, when it came out. I am not sure how much the show has impacted the world's image of kickass, powerful, independent women, but it must have just opened up a new acceptance. In many ways, she was my role… Read full post »
I have just returned from a job interview. It did not go bad, but it will not likely lead to a job offer. Instead, I find myself pondering the ridiculous of this day and age of professionalism.
I am employed, gainfully, in two part time positions. For my career, that… Read full post »
Divorce is in the air. It seems like this past year, the fastest way to lose weight is shedding your signficant other. While I am not getting divorced myself (we aren't married), I find myself on the listening end of other people's divorce stories. Plus, as family practice just as o… Read full post »
Some years ago, during a meditation exercise in which I did a little yoga, some breathing, and then experienced gong the first time, I had some very powerful insights. This was not a class held at a religious center, and the leader of the class ended up becoming a good friend.… Read full post »
As I have generally given up New Year's resolutions, I was surprised to wake today wanting to throw out many old, dirty things and start fresh. I am not much of a stuffaholic, so it had nothing to do with retail therapy and everything to do with reducing my personal debris… Read full post »
Yesterday afternoon, I found myself with an hour to wait until my plane boarded. SFO is a more cosmopolitan airport than PHX, the shops and restaurants reflected that. I have been in some pretty nice airports, and been to a few very small ones. Usually, I expect to buy a magazine,… Read full post »
I found myself today at the mall, the busy one, in Scottsdale, because I had a gift certificate to redeem. Normally, I wouldn't consider going this time of year, for myself or others, but I needed a bra before the weekend, and I had to go to Victoria's Secret. I have… Read full post »
How could I possibly write something I obviously don't know anything about, right? I mean, I haven't given birth to another actual human being. And I likely won't. If I do, it will require medical intervention to a) conceive, b) gestate, c) deliver, d) all of the above. Of cou… Read full post »
I was reading an article this morning that the gender gap in the Mormon church has widened. It didn't delve deeply into the reasons, it just gave two different theories- more men giving up their faith, more women converting into the faith. I recognize this is the major trend in… Read full post »
Today in Huffington Post, Melanie Notkin wrote about voluntary single motherhood as the new barometer of how much women desire or deserve to be a mother. She writes from a perspective I can relate to, the Savvy Auntie.
I have heard this all too often and am rather tired of heari… Read full post »
Believe it or not, I make my living giving people advice on how to live a better life. More specifically, I help them identify the areas in which they can improve their health- mental and physical- which will, in turn, give them a chance to live a life more suited to… Read full post »
One of the benefits of my domestic relationship is the constant exposure to science and scientific tv programs. While I have always been inquisitive, and liked the natural sciences, math and the universe in general, I did not grow up at all in a scientific family. We were not religious, d… Read full post »
Alright alright alright. I finally settled on a date, location and time!
Saturday December 17th (seventeenth)
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub on 10th Street and East Camelback
4 pm: because it's a popular place and the weekend before Christmas, the place is gonna get packed later with a… Read full post »
Sometime this November, I noticed my holiday spirit was a little larger than last year. We decided that we should spring for another Christmas tree this year, a taller one than what we have had. Of course, this comes with added space and in this case, more space meant less furniture… Read full post »
I visit San Francisco about once a year, and I have acquired a few ritual stops on my pilgrimage to the Foggy City.
(photo by Todd Lappin, from his blog Everywhere: People, 2008)
On Clement Street is a bookstore, Green Apple Books, that embodies everything I love in a… Read full post »
To be sure that there are actual surprises going on, and that I reach seven of them, the first one is that I am answering this OC at all. I have never been good at joining. I have not read Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, because I suspect I am an outlier, and… Read full post »
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