Category Archives: Such is Life

Final Expenses

Who wants to hear the word death out loud?  For advertisers, the answer is nobody, and they work hard to avoid this basic fact of life.  Pharmaceutical ads are required to list potential complications.  So the taboo word must be … Continue reading

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In Transit

  Let’s see – for 10 years I commuted on buses, subways, or trains, at least two hours a day, 5 days a week, 48 weeks a year.  That’s a total of 4800 hours going to and from medical school and … Continue reading

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As It Was in the Beginning

Our newborn son sat in my lap as I waited at the hospital entrance for my husband to bring the car around to take us home for the first time. I thought about all the surprising professions that required a … Continue reading

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Podcast: As It Was in the Beginning

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Dear Caitlyn Jenner

Dear Caitlyn Jenner, I am a woman whose biologic, gender and sexual identities are comfortably aligned in the dominant fashion, but am ready, willing and trying to embrace the full spectrum.  I have made a lot of progress.  I accept … Continue reading

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Easing into the Back Nine of Life

Sixty is a magical number, the six and the zero plumply nestled together and then flanked by the stern prime numbers 59 and 61.  And 60 is so accommodating, evenly divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; the … Continue reading

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How To Do The Queue

According to unverified estimates bandied about on the internet, every year Americans spend about 37 billion hours waiting in line. Over their lifetime, Americans will spend some 2 to 3 years of their life in queue. I have absorbed the … Continue reading

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I Was a Loser

Milestones came at a rapid clip when our son Ned was an infant – crawling, sitting, standing and first words. Once school started, these milestones slowed down, replaced by the predictable progress through one grade after the next. But now … Continue reading

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That Moment in Time

Forty-five minutes into our seven hour drive north the traffic comes to a complete standstill just south of Milwaukee. The highway is in the middle of construction and we are totally boxed in with concrete dividers and idling semis; there is … Continue reading

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Occupation: Housewife

It seems very strange that I didn’t put everything together until I was cleaning out my parent’s safety deposit box after their deaths. The bank clerk handed me the little card they had filled out, probably just after their marriage … Continue reading

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