COVID-19 thoughts

My posts generally come in two forms — something that’s cohesive, and well thought through and something that resembles verbal diarrhea. This will be more of the latter. The area where I live is so quiet now. The streets are dramatically more empty than I’ve ever seen them. We are on a very bravely enacted … More COVID-19 thoughts

Feeding My Kid

“You’re not breastfeeding? Did something happen? It’s recommended for at least a year.” That’s the question from a colleague who kindly asked me if I needed to pump about two weeks after I stopped giving Shanta breast milk and switched to formula. It was a time when I felt self-conscious about my decision, but also … More Feeding My Kid

Weekend Words #2 and Almond Snickerdoodle Cookies

Transitioning from night work to day work is a tough cookie, and I’m not just saying that as a clever transition into my upcoming cookie recipe. I’ve been at this residency business for three years now (3/4 done!) for three years now, and it doesn’t get easier. If anything, it gets harder. You start out … More Weekend Words #2 and Almond Snickerdoodle Cookies

Weekend Words #1

Do you ever feel like a chicken running around with your head cut off? I do. I do things and then at the end of the day wonder what I’ve done. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve written quickly, almost frantically, about my experiences, about food, about travel, about medicine. Then I go through lulls. … More Weekend Words #1