The Haircut

There are things that I do slowly and things that I do quickly.  Take running, for example.  I’m no sprinter.  I move at a plodding pace, with plenty of time to take in the scenery.  Then there is speaking.  Once during high school, I launched into an oral presentation in my history class only to …

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Pre-emptive Guilt

Post-call days, or the days off following overnight shifts, are great for taking care of tasks that can only be addressed during normal business hours.  Which is why, after a recent night of work in the pediatric ICU, I found myself, still clad in scrubs, reclining in the dentist’s chair.  Seeing this, the dental assistant …

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