Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed


  • mull /mul’/ v1.  to warm, spice or sweeten.  2. to ponder, study or ruminate.
  • berry /ber’e/ n a small pulpy fruit.  adj – the state of ‘berring’ one’s mind often.
  • whine /(h)win’/ v – 1. to utter a plaintive cry.  2. to prattle on in voice or print.


♣  Mullberry Whine /mul’ ber’e (h)win’/ n

1.  a homemade spirit with notes of wonder and candor, with subtle hints of growth and frustration; brewed with love, poured with care, and shared with all who appreciate a little story-telling and a few laughs.

2. a blog where a city girl with a country heart marvels and moans and muses at those things marriage, medicine, and membership to the human race bring her way.  Thoughts are poured out just before bed, like a glass of homemade wine, just for herself and any who would listen.

3. the nom de plume of a 20-something intern physician, junior scientist, writer, sister, daughter, friend, (doctor’s) wife, and lover of things simple and complex, finished and raw, just beginning and gray, making a point to mull over one little thing, to preserve one little moment, in the course of her busy day.  

23 comments on “About

  1. Mullberry Whine — I love it! what a clever title.

    • mullberrywhine
      March 14, 2012

      Thanks so much! A bit of it comes from a tart-sweet love for the mulberry bushes on my parent’s farm – gotta love that country life! 😉

  2. CO photography
    April 14, 2012

    Love that! So creative and sweet.

    • mullberrywhine
      April 14, 2012

      Many thanks! Welcome, thank you for following along, and hope you enjoy!

  3. azi-ta-da
    April 22, 2012

    I would so try to befriend you if I met you IRL. Happy to find your blog.

    • mullberrywhine
      April 22, 2012

      One can never have too many friends! So pleased to be able to connect with you here, and looking forward to following you over in your neck of the net.

  4. livingvoraciously
    June 10, 2012

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award, you can check out more at

    • mullberrywhine
      June 10, 2012

      Oh, I’m so honored! Thank you so much!

      • livingvoraciously
        June 11, 2012

        You are most welcome 🙂 I enjoy your blog posts for the way you always seem to find a funny take on things 🙂

  5. Peace Of Iran
    June 17, 2012

    Hey Mullberry! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster award. The post on my blog is I’m sure I didn’t follow directions or did something wrong but I wanted to award it to you next 🙂

  6. sharidragovich
    July 8, 2012

    Your blog is nifty – and warms my spirit, remembering days gone by – keeping life afloat while my doctor husband slogged through medical school. Then internship. Then residency – after a little active duty doctoring detour. That seems like forever ago – maybe because it IS becoming forever ago! Thanks for stopping by my blog and finding the ‘like’ button. : ) So glad you did.

    • mullberrywhine
      July 8, 2012

      Oh goodness, it’s a long haul, isn’t it? But you speak of it with that spunk that tells me the memories are steely, but fond. Welcome – and I’m likewise glad to have found your strand of the web!

  7. kindredspirit23
    July 14, 2012

    I believe I will enjoy this.

    • mullberrywhine
      July 14, 2012

      Scott, I’m so glad you think so – and I do hope you’re right! Welcome!

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  9. leapingtracks
    August 20, 2012

    Hi, you will see from the latest post on my blog that I have nominated you for the ‘Reader Appreciation’ award for your fascinating blog. I hope you feel able to accept – please see my post for more details. With all good wishes

  10. dboothsummers
    September 23, 2012

    fantastic title. Perfect.

    • mullberrywhine
      September 25, 2012

      Thanks! I like a catchy beginning – though am never sure if people simply think I’m a poor speller…

  11. inresponsetomodernism
    September 25, 2012

    hey thanks for checking me out. i like you’re stuff. you’re prolific!

    • mullberrywhine
      September 25, 2012

      Thanks very much! In the words of the great Linus Pauling, “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”

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The views expressed on "Mullberry Whine" are NOT intended to diagnose or treat disease.
The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
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