I’ve been hearing a lot of chatter lately about work-life balance. The image in my head for “balance” is my standing on a fence post, spinning plates on tall poles. If I let one area of my life get too big, everyone goes crashing to the ground in a pile of porcelain shards. I’d like…… Continue reading Work-Life Balance: What’s that?
Hey, everyone! Time to get your green on, because Friday is… Match Day! (It’s also St Patrick’s Day, but that’s a different post.) Match Day is the day senior medical students receive their posting to the hospital where they will do their residency, or next 3 (to 6) years of their medical training. In honor…… Continue reading Happy Match Day!
Here’s what I’m reading lately: A Fountain Filled with Blood (Julia Spencer-Fleming) Somehow I missed this one as I was reading through the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series. It was well worth the read (though One Was a Soldier is my favorite so far). I tore through it in Mexico and wished all over again that…… Continue reading Quick Lit: February 2017
For her mom to stop bugging her to call her sister. For someone to come to the doctor before googling all their symptoms. A day off. Better yet, a whole weekend. For the machine to dispense the size scrubs she actually asked for. To graduate medical school without wrecking her marriage, ruining her children, or…… Continue reading Kate Deming’s Christmas List
I have a bunch of YA audiobooks, followed by a handful of mysteries and a Connie Willis novel, to recommend. First up, YA: Raymie Nightengale, by Kate DiCamillo (Read by Jenna Lamia) Raymie Clarke is an 11 year-old girl whose father has just run off with a dental hygienist. She knows the only way to bring him back…… Continue reading Quick Lit: December 2016
I’ve been lazy about posting book reviews lately, but I am inspired by a recent read that knocked my socks off. So, without further ado: Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel was a joyous romp of a book. Part treasure hunt, part crash course into my teenaged sons’ pop culture vocabulary, part epic…… Continue reading Quick Lit: October 2016
Fall is my favorite time to run. Long sleeves, crisp afternoons, slanting afternoon sun that makes everything look golden… what’s not to love? But I’m not running this fall. Welcome to my pity party. Thanks for coming. Two weeks before our trip to England, I began having pain in my foot. A few more runs,…… Continue reading A Pity Party: You’re Invited