Sixty is a big number when you are talking about years lived. It gets even bigger when you are reminded by your now almost 83 year old father that there are only 4 family members alive who have known you since birth. (Well, only 4 we know are alive–a few cousins on my father’s side [...]
Category Archives: Travels with Linda
Santa Clara, CA, May, 2012
Making an impact beyond the people you touch in everyday life is challenging to say the least. But the rewards far outweigh the challenge. In academic medicine my mission was to touch lives of those I didn’t meet through research and teaching. My message: keep asking and answering questions for the [...]
San Diego, California, April 20, 2012.
Friday morning session of the Triological Society. Entry by election with credentials and a thesis. Still very few women, but growing slowly.
I walk in a bit late, still jet lagged. The program looks promising, the room less so. I am greeted by a sea of most male heads and dark [...]
Juxtapose: I woke up this morning and NPR did not even mention that today was Equal Pay Day–the day when US women finally have earned the same amount as men in 2011–they had to work 3.5 months longer to do it. WITH: Dancing with Gloria Steinem on Saturday night.
Last Saturday night the legendary [...]
As seasoned travellers, we always leave at least one extra day to get home. So we reluctantly left beautiful Costa Rica on Saturday, dutifully getting to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled departure. We dutifully checked that the plane was on time before leaving our hotel. We dutifully gave them our contact information.
So when [...]
Introducing the “Appendages”: Stirring It Up, Taking Some Risks and Having Some Fun in Costa Rica, Part 1.
Twenty-five years ago the “next” generation of pediatric urologists started an organization called the Society for Young Pediatric Urologist or SYPU. After 6 or 7 years, they realized their name was rapidly becoming dated at best and misleading at worst. They then became the American Association of Pediatric Urology or AAPU. The Society’s purpose was [...]
I must be flying too much. I am actually reading the airplane magazines. And not only that, I am paying attention to what they say, enough to tear out a report that headlines “53%of Kids Would Sacrifice Their Sense of Smell to Keep Their Favorite Technology.”
For more than a month I have carried around [...]
Alexandria, VA, January 7, 2012
In the fall of 2011 I was asked if I would consider running for an elected position for the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Almost 9000 ear, nose and throat doctors nationally and internationally share research, education, political action and many other activities in our “Academy”—our voice and our [...]
On Martha’s Vineyard, the joke goes that there is nothing to do and never enough time to do it! Usually, as much as we plan on doing, the time just flies as do the best intentions. Not so this weekend.
I sent out an “all points arrival bulletin” about our upcoming arrival to the Ladies of the Court and other [...]
San Francisco, CA. September, 2011.
The 2011 Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery was an historic event. Women in Otolaryngology went from “committee” status, to being a “section” of the academy. Our abilities to integrate into our specialty’s organized medicine structure increased exponentially. The transformation of both the women and [...]