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I grew up in a small town. Not Mayberry but close. I’ve done a lot of things in my life, and I’ve seen a lot. My greatest accomplishment is my wonderful son, who is the reason I’m a healthcare professional today. I hope to share some knowledge, and a few war stories with the hopes it promotes meaningful dialogues

From the front lines – Literally!

Covid19 – can’t hide from it. It’s everywhere now. As a medical professional I feel the need to say a few things beyond the obvious. Social distancing is our new norm and personal protection is key, but some of you are clearly not experienced with some of the […]

I am a very good liar!

I learned to be a good liar when I chose my profession.  I have looked a dying person in the eyes and lied and said they would be ok, so they wouldn’t die terrified and without a little hope.  I have told parents that their children were going […]

A Bittersweet Birthday

A tribute to our recently departed founding editor, and our friend, Anthony Rizzuto. Birthdays, they’re supposed to be “happy.” Cake with candles, balloons, presents and friends and family singing.  We hope that is how you are spending your first birthday in Heaven my dear.  I like to picture […]

You, and 14 of your friends!

In the endless debate of healthcare and the influx of more and more illegal aliens entering our country we all seem to have an opinion. It’s been the cause of debates, fights, “unfriending” and even physical violence. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious, I deal with it every […]

I died today!

Okay, so my physical body is still here, but my spirit died today. I’m only 6, I’m supposed to be playing with dolls, and riding my bike. Oh how I love to ride my bike! I was very excited to be a “big girl” and ride my pink […]