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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
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I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Saturday, October 11th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

"The living record of your memory
'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room
Even in the eyes of all posterity..."

Sonnet 55, Lines 8-11.

A young guy I know from church has, in the last year, changed his Facebook status from 'Republican'

to 'Progressive Democrat'.


I attend Mrs. Aristus' conservative Four-Square church because there's no way she'd ever attend a liberal church. The guy in question is a very smart, personable young man. I guess he self-ID'd as Republican out of reflex, growing up in a conservative evangelical household.

Well, he got a job in Japan teaching English to young Japanese students. Seeing the way the rest of the world works must have done a number on his head, because now he's a Democrat!

My assistant is wearing military-camo pattern scrubs today.

When he walked into the room to give me my schedule for the day, I looked around, puzzled, and said: "Who did that? Who is that? Where are you?"

He laughed.

It's Friday. We're gonna need a sense of humor to get through the day...

Drinks, Greek food, and William Shakespeare. Got the best of everything here. Ask us anything.

Happy Birthday, John Lennon!


Wish you were still around...

October 6-10 is National Physician Assistant Week.

It's not National Physician Assistants Can Take a Paid Week Off Week, but I'll take it...

Saturday, October 4th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.

"...viperous worm that gnaws the bowels!"

Henry VI, Part I, Act III, Scene 1, Line 72.

Jeepers! What happened in LBN? 'Name Removed' got something like 12 threads locked...

Friday night is a much better night for a drinking thread than Wednesday.

For those who were there Wednesday night, don't worry about me. I'm having a few sips of Cabernet, and no vodka!...

What's everyone drinking tonight?...

I'm feeling much better tonight.

Thank you for your support and encouragement last night. I appreciate it.

Interesting parallel: today in continuing education, we had a lecture about provider burnout. I actually met few of the diagnostic criteria for burnout, but prominent among them was alcohol abuse (as opposed to alcohol dependence) Periodic binges, things like that.

Physical and emotional exhaustion were two of the others.

But I'm happy to say I haven't lost my enthusiasm for what I do, or my love for my patients. If those things were to happen, I would truly be burned out...
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