Why I love the ER

I think there are very few places where one gets a full view and breadth of society. I think the ER is one of them. Emergencies (or urgencies, or sometimes just plain drama)… Continue reading

Emergency…or not

I work in the Emergency Room, I spent four years training in one of the busiest ERs in the country, one that use to be known as the “Knife and Gun Club”. I… Continue reading

Thank you sir…

Dear Sir- I’m sure this wasn’t your dream profession when you were little. It may be something you are doing in-between jobs, it may be something to pay the bills, or it’s just… Continue reading

Learning to speak

Some people have the ability to learn languages and pick up the sounds, nuances, and all that goes into speaking and understanding a language fairly easily. In college I lived with a girl… Continue reading

Uh oh…

Nothing like hearing those words makes a mommy stop. “Uh oh” was the second word that Leighton learned how to say (his first was Daisy, the name of our dog). For Caedmon it… Continue reading

Life Lessons

In the ER I interact with people from all different walks of life. I share in some of their greatest joys and also in some of their hardest and darkest hours. And everything… Continue reading

Crawdad Fishing

When we bought our house 2 years ago I was excited that we were near the creek. We have used the bike path by it often for walks, runs and bike rides. We… Continue reading

Tri Mommy (aka Super Hero Mommy)

So I did it! I completed my first triathalon this past weekend, and as they warned up in the clinics that I went to, I’m hooked. I have already started looking at triathlons… Continue reading

The Waiting

I have never been good at waiting. I think that’s part of why I like Emergency Medicine. There is no waiting, it is always open and there are almost always people to be… Continue reading

We Were THAT Family

Yes we were. We were that family that people got frustrated at, that people talked bad about, that made people groan. And really there was nothing we could do about it. It started… Continue reading

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