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“Sometimes healing is a matter of medicine; sometimes it is a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates

Webster defines opportunity as a chance, especially one that offers some kind of advantage such as a combination of favorable circumstances or situations. In terms of the human drama of healing and disease intervention, one might construe opportunity for a social species as being a collective effort launched from all quarters of our global presence tempered by tolerance and compassion that would extend to each and every one of us.

Badgering a Badger

By on August 31, 2014

(Me & Wally the Evil Badger Cardiologist)
ME: Well I see your Badgers successfully snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory
HIM: So I suppose Michigan won today
ME:  52-14 and it wasn’t as close as that score indicates
HIM:  I don’t want to talk about football.
ME:  I’m sure you don’t but I do.
HIM: Well I”m calling … Continue reading

Godson and Laws

By on August 30, 2014

HIM: Where are you going?
ME: Downtown to get Deondray Gossfield a new bonzai tree, Quincy Gossfield killed D’s tree…. it was a subconscious attack on me.
HIM: I thought you gave it to both of them for a wedding present.
ME: I did. What’s your point?
HIM: Deondray grabbed it and said,”this is mine and you can look at … Continue reading


By on August 30, 2014

ME: I think my colleagues at UCLA might think I’m insane
HIM: They don’t think that, they know that. 
ME: Seriously, I think this email I sent them a really long email this morning. 
HIM: Seriously, you think a long email is going to be why they think you’re crazy.
ME: It’s not like I’m sitting on a roof staring Continue reading

Way Back in 2012

By on August 30, 2014

(Me & one of the UCLA grads I work with)
ME: Because we’re a team its important that we get to know each other . Tell me about yourself…. besides your degree is NOT neuroscience.
HIM: Well, I like mountain biking
ME: I’m guessing you went to prep school. 
HIM: Exeter. How did you know? 
ME: Not many black guys Continue reading

Non Listening Skills

By on August 30, 2014

(Me and The Evil Badger)
ME: (leaving a message on his voicemail) You’re not picking up you are probably man scaping.
HIM: (calls back) I was not man scaping, I was getting my SUV polished, which is an extension of my penis. 
ME: I wasn’t going to say it.
HIM: Yes you were. Now listen. I want to go to Continue reading