Lessons Learned on the Journey

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Gasping for air!

Gasping for air! I can still see the anxious faces of children with respiratory disease being rushed into my emergency department. Their fear-filled gazes expressed their urgent need for oxygen as…

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Spiritual Glasses

Recently, I loaned my reading glasses to a friend. She immediately laughed and asked, "How often do you clean your glasses?" Obviously not often enough! Using reading glasses to correct the…

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Careless Words

But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be…

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Enough Resources?

I enjoy strategizing and implementing plans. Years ago the process of taking a design for a new emergency department and following through until completion brought me great satisfaction. However,…

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Murmuring

As I was driving, the radio talk show host was encouraging his listeners to call in words not commonly used. A word that came to my mind was “murmur”– a mumbled expression of…

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A Spiritual Resumé

Interviewing candidates for a residency program in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University is always enjoyable. Evaluating some extraordinary resumés and assessing the…

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Wrong Thinking

I read with interest the New York Times best selling book, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman. Dr. Groopman suggests “most errors (by physicians) are mistakes of thinking. And part of what…

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Make Wise Choices

"Make wise choices this weekend!" are my daughter's words to her high school students each Friday as they leave class. Applying common sense, logic and reason to decisions is a…

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Oh to Be Like Him...

Recent golf lessons have not caused anyone to mistake me for Tiger Woods. Watching golf tournaments on television and reading golf magazines have not helped much either. But that has not dissuaded me…

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Is restraint a good thing?

Overeating. I know the "I wish I hadn't done that" feeling that accompanies the too-full sensation after a buffet dinner. Where did my resolve go? …

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