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I listen to a lot of Pandora radio in my car and in the house. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pandora, it’s a music streaming app that essentially plays a mix of music all related to an artist or song that you start out with.   There are times when the Pandora play list seems to be...
“We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.”  Excerpt from The Great Barrington Declaration, authored and signed October 4, 2020 by Dr. Martin Kulldorff, professor of medicine at Harvard University; Dr. Sunetra...
She was my first patient of the day on a crisp, bright fall morning. She was 82 years old and had had some chest pain at three in the morning. She didn’t want to disturb anyone so she waited till daybreak to call her son. Now, at 8 a.m., she was here and her chest pain was gone. It...
I have a friend named Joy, who is a true pleasure to be with. During these challenging times, I have been thinking more about her and about her name. As COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, and we are searching for coping strategies, many are making an effort to notice and more fully embrace the positive moments. The Oxford Dictionary defines...
Person: from the Latin ‘Persona.’  An actor’s mask, a character in a play.  Merriam-Webster. Americans of all stripes are wearing masks to a degree never before seen in our history. What messages do these face masks convey? And how – in our wearing them – may we be changing our very character and the roles we play? To address these questions,...
My column last month was a bit of a jeremiad, a litany of woes and dire predictions. I wrote not just to express my mood but to acknowledge that many of us are feeling discouraged and impatient and just plain bored. And that’s okay. We can use those frustrations as resolve to do the hard things we need to...
As you may have heard, Michelle and I are closing Crozet Running on September 30. This is the end of seven life-changing years for us serving this community. Closing a business is hard and emotional, and I suppose you could ask if we are bitter or upset. You might think that we may want to blame politicians. Damn you, President...

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Back to Fitness: Being Vulnerable

I listen to a lot of Pandora radio in my car and in the house. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Pandora,...

Insights for Flourishing: The Great Barrington Declaration: A Floriescent Perspective

“We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Smiling with My Eyes

She was my first patient of the day on a crisp, bright fall morning. She was 82 years old and had had some chest...

Joy: An Appreciation

I have a friend named Joy, who is a true pleasure to be with. During these challenging times, I have been thinking more about...

Insights for Flourishing: Masks: Their Meaning in the Era of COVID-19

Person: from the Latin ‘Persona.’  An actor’s mask, a character in a play.  Merriam-Webster. Americans of all stripes are wearing masks to a degree never...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: The Splendid and the Vile

My column last month was a bit of a jeremiad, a litany of woes and dire predictions. I wrote not just to express my...

Back to Fitness: “Never Say Goodbye”

As you may have heard, Michelle and I are closing Crozet Running on September 30. This is the end of seven life-changing years for...