Owned

As a psychiatrist treating people, I have the pleasure of helping, the burden of their suffering and the task of doing no harm. Medications are a tool, and, as any tool, can be damaging if used incorrectly. Warning: I’m going to be talking about medicines for a bit, and if you are taking the ones … More Owned

Counterfeit Joy

Last night my wife and I slipped out for a late dinner. Having teenagers is nice, because impromptu date nights can happen. We ended up at our favorite restaurant. When we arrived, the host informed us there was a 45 minute wait, or we could sit at the bar. When it’s late and I’m hungry, … More Counterfeit Joy

Accidental traditions: setting a table that last for eternity

Several years ago, I worked nights while I was working through college. This meant I was often still sleeping in the early morning when my wife and kids were heading out the door. As a result, if I wanted to tell them something, I’d have to leave little notes. One valentines, I wanted to do … More Accidental traditions: setting a table that last for eternity

Cleaning out your garage: bringing life to neglected areas

We are in the process of selling our home. Not always fun, but definitely exciting. What’s not so exciting? Getting your house ready to sell. Making the kitchen sparkle and the bedrooms look inviting is easy, but getting the garage and basement in order isn’t exactly on anyone’s favorite activity list. None the less, it … More Cleaning out your garage: bringing life to neglected areas

Haircuts and heaven

So I talk to people all day, everyday. While I️ love doing it, sometimes you’re just all talked out. I’m especially all talked out when I’m in certain social situations. Getting my haircut is just such an occasion. I’d just as soon sit in awkward silence, than to find things to chat about while someone … More Haircuts and heaven