I have a confession. Although I am not a Bowdoin graduate, every 5 years I love going as the spouse to my husband’s reunion. A once sleepy liberal arts college tucked away in the pines of Brunswick, ME, Bowdoin has grown into a top rated and highly sought after school for the smartest young minds [...]
Category Archives: The Confessional
Henry David Thoreau was a famous philosopher, author of Walden, Or Life in the Woods. A must read, this book and its author have had a profound effect on generations of those of us who are on the road to create meaning in life. Thoreau escaped into contemplative nature through which he reflected grand thoughts [...]
Wise Women Can and Do Have It All. Professor Slaughter, You Missed the Boat on Feminism—You Had Too Much
The Atlantic Magazine’s feature article this month was hailed by some women as a long needed revelation, almost a soul bearing confession, one that freed them from the bondage of too many choices. This sensationalist account of [...]
Just above the heel of the boot is a region in Italy known as Puglia. Save for Backroads, I never would have thought to visit this kingdom of the olive on my own. The characteristic “trulli” structures stood white against the colors of the sky and field, enhanced by the aromas of flowers and olives. The sounds [...]
From sewing circles to quilting bees, consciousness raising meetings to book clubs, women continue to meet to exchange ideas and support one another in our pursuit of……? When I heard Gloria (Steinem that is) talk about our need to communicate with other women, I was in a roomful of like minded women physicians—we all were [...]
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 [...]
No, not the recent mega-millions. No dollar, and certainly not a dream. But a fun gift certificate to Lululemon athletic clothes wear, mostly yoga. Now I can justify buying this great rain poncho and bike around Italy later this spring with style and flair. Our special birthday bicycle tour is a mutual gift Saul and [...]
Inspired by a recent post on MedPage’s KevinMD, I found the courage to write.
Confession: I am one of those doctors who rarely runs “on time.” No matter how hard I try, my patient’s needs get in the way. Today was a prime example. You be the judge.
Patient #1. ”Sleep apnea, needs a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.” Straightforward. Take a history, [...]
The deafening silence of my keyboard is not from lack of material or from opinions formed that need to be shared. Oh no! It is a simple arithmetical calculation that there still remain only 24 hours in any given day and I have to sleep at least 5 to 6 of them if [...]
Finding My “Essence” On Martha’s Vineyard—My Last Treat Before Hurricane Earl and My Morning Ferry Sailing Away from Paradise
No, this post is not about shopping for perfumes. But it is about finding the “essence” of Linda Brodsky (with or without the MD, PC, FACS and FAAP) a/k/a Linda Greenfield. It was a fun exercise which created a new awareness and a new friendship.
You might be thinking, “On what planet has she [...]