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

Pictures of 2018

The last post I wrote was in August of 2018. That’s a long time to go without writing. It’s not that I didn’t write, it’s that the world got so busy that I didn’t update, and when I wanted to, I couldn’t think of what I wanted to write about. I’ve been baking, but I … More Pictures of 2018

Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections

California primary election is coming up on June 5th (tomorrow) and if you are a California resident, please go out and vote. What the primary election does is it narrows down the field of possible applicants (which is what they are–they apply, we decide) for state positions. Like a few other states, California has a … More Exploring California Part 6: VOTE tomorrow in your primary elections