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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.

Badgered Back

By on September 2, 2014

cake-birthday-cake-flame-on-5(Me and Wally the Evil Badger Cardiologist)
HIM: How are you?
ME: I’m weary, colored, fat, and 15 hours aways from 60.
HIM: That’s great!
ME: How is that great? The only good thing about being 60 is you can no longer die unexpectedly.
HIM: Actually that’s 55. What should I do with my winnings.
ME: What winnings
HIM: I … Continue reading

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