I was emailed this link today by a friend who is coming to visit us next week. After summering for almost twenty years on Martha’s Vineyard (MV or “the vineyard” to us regulars), I thought I should respond to today’s NY Times blog post on MV. Highlighting the musings of many of the notables who [...]
Category Archives: Flashbacks
From the political to the personal, from patient to patriots, I have written about many subjects and people. Revisiting my ruminations about ideas and ideals has both delighted and depressed me. I hope you find my picks if not enjoyable, at least interesting.
1—Accidental Crusader: These posts form the foundation of my political platform. Women physicians [...]
During my 10 year legal journey, one of the fantasies that kept me afloat was a promise I made to myself. When it was all over, I was going to write a book. I was sure that everyone needed to know what I knew and to learn what I learned and to feel what I [...]
An interesting piece came across my desk (well really my computer desk-top) this week. One of the professors in the English Department at UB, Jim Holstun, had researched the history of the University at Buffalo’s response to gender discrimination. It seems that I am just one from a long line of agitating feminists.
It began back [...]
Every year this week is generally a solemn and sad week for me. The anniversary of my mother’s death coincides with April 1, also known as April Fool’s Day, as you all know. Not really a holiday, this day marks a time when pranks and practical jokes lighten up the heaviness of the winter’s slow [...]
Over the past 25 years I have met literally tens of thousands of families who have entrusted their children to my care. Surgeons typically have shorter term relationships with their patients. Unlike our primary care colleagues, we consult and may conclude our role with a reassuring diagnostic test or perhaps a curative surgery. But sometimes [...]
It was about one year ago when I received my final pay check from the State University of New York (SUNY). I was officially “retired” as part of the settlement for my gender discrimination claim. Several weeks later I was called into my chairman’s office. I was more than surprised when he informed me that [...]
I had arrived in Buffalo only the month before, two months after graduating from my residency training. Despite no formal training in educational techniques or curricular guidance, I was immediately thrown into the role of “teacher” for the medical students. Third-year medical students rotate through different clinical services where they follow the professorial doctors [...]
My son sent me this YouTube video of a child, Brenden Foster. Brenden died before he got to finish high school or go on his first date. But he died a hero. He lived his short life as best he could under the most difficult of circumstances. He made his life count.
His words stirred up [...]
My husband and I discovered our love for Martha’s Vineyard nineteen years ago and have been back with our family yearly ever since. Never mind that it takes 8 hours to drive to the ferry at Woods Hole for a 45 minute ferry ride to Vineyard Haven. Never mind that we used to do it [...]