The Greatest COVID Loss No One is Talking About

The Greatest COVID Loss No One is Talking About

It was a few months after graduating vet school, and as much as I had insisted that I would not be a doctor living at home with my parents, I was currently living at home with my parents. I was in my bedroom when my mother called for me. I walked out into the hall and...
In-Between

In-Between

For weeks I have been living in the In-between. A life between normalcy and aberration. I live on Long Island. Outside of the city, but not far enough outside to escape the horrifying number of COVID-19 cases. As an essential employee who is also an introverted...
That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

That 6 Million Dollar Super Bowl Ad is Great, BUT…

Cue close up of a handsome, if slightly portly, golden retriever.   Cut to a scene of him playing fetch on the beach. It’s not all sunshine and puppy dogs, though.  This doggo had a heart-based tumor.  That’s right…had.  As in he no longer does.  And his exceptionally...
Skiing While Australia Burns: A Tale of Two Realities

Skiing While Australia Burns: A Tale of Two Realities

I am on a ski vacation. It’s 20F (-7C) and my suitcase is packed to the brim with fleece lined everything and thermal underwear.  My biggest concern for the next few days is avoiding frostbite on my toes. This is my current reality.  But on the other side of the...
The Anticlimax: When Reality Doesn’t Meet Expectations

The Anticlimax: When Reality Doesn’t Meet Expectations

Well guys, I did it.  I presented at my first major conference.  And I have to say it felt…nothing like I expected it to.  I had all these expectations, but life had other plans. Sure, I had fun.  I spent time with friends and connected with people I’d never actually...