Jelly Beans

“I just keep thinking about the jelly beans,” my husband said to me the other night as we wrestled with our nightly conundrum of just how to spend the rest of our limited waking hours that day.  He commutes so that we can live in a city where we are happy; I work long hours …

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She started the day by announcing that I should take violin lessons. I was on an elective month, spending a lot of one-on-one time with an attending physician whom I greatly admired.  And she had had a terrific piano lesson the day before, which was why, upon learning that I had played the violin seriously …

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