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How lucky are we to have the Appalachian Trail (AT) run right through Crozet? The AT is a remarkable accomplishment, providing a continuous, marked, and public hiking trail that runs 2,190 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia, all the way up to Mount Katahdin, Maine. It is a national treasure and the fruit of countless hours of countless volunteers as...
I’m immune to COVID! I no longer have to worry about it. I can go out and about, carefree. I got two doses of the vaccine as of this past Tuesday. Are you jealous? You should be. You should be so jealous that when the vaccine becomes more widely available, which is soon, you will line up to get...
It is all too easy for some to take an idea — in this case, for example, personal freedom — and turn it into an ideology, creating a prism through which they judge everything.—Pope Francis, New York Times 11/26 A long-time reader of my column wrote to me recently asking my opinion of The Great Barrington Declaration that was discussed...
“I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it… I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be okay....
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...

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Back to Fitness: The Double Blaze

How lucky are we to have the Appalachian Trail (AT) run right through Crozet? The AT is a remarkable accomplishment, providing a continuous, marked,...

“In The Country of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man Is King.”

I’m immune to COVID! I no longer have to worry about it. I can go out and about, carefree. I got two doses of...

The (Not So) Great Barrington Declaration

It is all too easy for some to take an idea — in this case, for example, personal freedom — and turn it into...

Managing Depression

“I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to...

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...