Sometimes you need peppermint oil – and pie – to find the person under the pathology. More in my latest piece is out in the Spring 2019 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.
“Mary is sharp as a tack!,” my grandmother marveled, “And she’s excited to meet you.” We walked down the quiet carpeted hall of my grandmother’s retirement community toward Mary’s apartment. She opened the door, eyes bright and snow-white hair […]
You can’t bargain with your life. Everyone, rich or poor, deserves access to affordable healthcare. Learn why in my latest post on www.scarymommy.com.
It lurked in the back corner, the deep blues and verdant greens of its leafy pattern still gorgeous despite the fluorescent lights overhead. Even from 30 feet away, I knew it was a prize – a Diane von Furstenberg wrap […]
“Doktè, li son tankou oseyan an!” he murmured in Haitian Creole, looking up at me incredulously. In English, “Doctor, it sounds like the ocean!” I had paused on morning rounds to offer the young man my stethoscope so he could hear […]