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The Delights and Despairs of the COVID Holiday Season

The Delights and Despairs of the COVID Holiday Season

I know my last post was almost three weeks ago! I’ve been meaning to cover the COVID vaccines, and indeed, I’ll get to that later in this post. But first, an explanation for the delay: I promised myself that I would not write even one […]

Oh, Sh*t

Oh, Sh*t

Yes, I’m really talking about poop. One could make innumerable scatalogical exclamations upon absorbing today’s graph of SARS-CoV-2 virus levels as measured in the greater Boston sewage (created by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority): Basically, the numbers we’re seeing today are WAY higher than the […]

Remember This Year, For Real

Remember This Year, For Real

Our town has its own COVID-19 documentary, thanks to resident and intrepid cinematographer Tom Fahey, who also happens to work for CBS’ 60 Minutes, so this is the real deal. This beautifully filmed video covers our own local experience of Spring 2020, and I was […]

COVID Call

COVID Call

I’m on call for our practice this weekend, through Thanksgiving. I’m not sure I need to give much intro to this other than to flash this current graph from the Massachusetts Department of Health: Soooooo now you know what I’ve been paged about pretty much […]

Running for the Finish Line

Running for the Finish Line

I feel like I’m always writing about how crazy life is right now. I think it’s because everyone’s lives are crazy right now, for a different mix of very good reasons. I’ve been physically caught up in our hospital’s COVID-19 surge planning, literally, as our […]

Clinicians are voting for change

Clinicians are voting for change

Infuriated more so than inspired by the current administration’s ongoing mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic… No, wait, mishandling isn’t a strong enough word. Bungling? Or worse than that. I feel the need to infer malicious intent: Perverting, perhaps? Yes, let’s go with that! Infuriated more […]

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Lara Freidenfelds, PhD

Doctor-Author Book Chat: Lara Freidenfelds, PhD

This month is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and women’s health historian, author, and friend Lara Freidenfelds just published a sensitive and practical book about pregnancy loss: The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America. I am glad that I […]

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

It really is my birthday. Yesterday during the Pats game (yes, during, because the game was pretty painful to watch), my family threw me a party with a homemade apple pie (thanks, bro) and a beautiful strawberry shortcake from Montilio’s (thanks Mom)! As I blew […]

Vote for Science

Vote for Science

A bunch of doctor-friends and I were recently lamenting that none of the larger physicians’ institutions were taking a strong stance on the presidential election. I was jealous of my RN colleagues as their largest union organization and a group of over 700 nurses recently […]

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

I just couldn’t do ZOOM church this morning. Again. Sigh. I miss our church and our friends, but our weekdays are so hectic, what with a crush of exhausting ZOOM meetings (the kids too, as they are both doing full-remote school), coordinating my office days […]