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The One About the C19 Injection

Several months ago, I wrote an essay, the thesis of which was that in response to a reportedly scary new virus called SARS-CoV-2, the...

The Journey of an Unorthodox Allopath

I am dual board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology and hospice and palliative medicine. Allopathic medical training is rigorous, and...

Save the Planet: Bury Me Nude

Birth and death, the two events shared by all human beings... In our handling of the former, we are increasingly willing in Western...

How to Live Well

This a constantly evolving document in which I outline the principles of a healthy lifestyle based on my own practices and those...

Permission to Emote?

My wife and I returned to Burning Man in August of 2019, our second trip to Black Rock City (BRC). This time around, we were pregnant...

Senseless Acts of Sourdough

I recently took up bread. When I embarked on this endeavor, an experienced baker friend said, "wow...sourdough...well...sourdough is...

Death Through Birth Through Death

My friend's sister died in December. I can only imagine that, for her, Christmas felt more like an afterthought, as mourning the loss of...

Know Thy Patient

My medical specialties lie in birth (obstetrics) and death (palliative medicine). Of course, palliative medicine isn't just end of life...

My Last Sound

As a disclaimer, this story is not a criticism of the quality of obstetrical care that was provided to my patient. Nor is it a criticism...

Truth Is Beauty

What if women could smile at strangers without eliciting a pick-up line? What if women could wear whatever they wanted? What if a woman...

ALS Guy

Walking through the ICU to rangle up some business, I overheard an attending refer to the ALS guy in bed 18. Bed 18 is a corner room, and...

On the Hoax of Life's Journey (excerpt)

“…get out of grade school and you go to high school, and its revving up — the thing is coming. Then you’ve got to college, and then...

Slow Down

At every fork in the road, I nearly always choose the more difficult option. I know what it means to push myself to my physical and...