Personal anecdote

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Intolerance at the hairdresser

This week, waiting at a local hairdresser for my appointment, I had an unnerving experience.

Two women came in together and sat down. They were talking enthusiastically about the previous night’s State of the State address by Governor Lepage, pleased with how well he spoke and looking forward to some of his promises. At one point, one of the women said: “It’s too bad they won’t let him do what he wants. If they did, he’d get rid of all those Somalis.”

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Retirement is like playing Tetris

After four decades in medicine, I retired from the active practice of primary care 15 months ago.  I still get asked at least once a day: “Well, how’s retirement treating you?” My usual reply is that it is a learning process. A more accurate response would be that it is like playing Tetris, but with pieces that change shape and rotate unpredictably as they fall.

(For those not of a certain age, here is Tetris:

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Curriculum vitae

This will become a page with my CV when I finish it.

Basic info:

 

Education:

Dartmouth College, BA 1969, German major. Foreign Study in Freiburg, Germany.

Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, July 1971 - June 1972.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, MD 1974

 

Training:

Family Medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin Family Practice Department from July 1974 through June 1977.

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