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Six Months

Six months is a long time.  For some things, that is. Like, “I’ve been waiting for my paperwork to go through for six months.”  That sort of time spent waiting … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Like It Never Happened

“I can’t bag him anymore – nothing’s going in.”  The sinewy paramedic looks up at John expectantly. John nods, takes in a sharp breath. “Place an ET tube.” “Placing an … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

An Odd Kind of Freedom

As I exit the lecture hall, traverse the lobby I’ve traipsed across too many times to count and at hours too early or late to speak of, everything – the … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

And I Won’t Come Down

I am exhausted – physically and emotionally. That is what absolute, unfiltered joy does to a person. Yesterday, in a room of my peers, sitting next to people I’d known … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Glug Glug

Gasp, snort! I say to you, as I come up for air. I knowingly end-loaded my schedule for this, my final year of med school; I stuck a number of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

You Know, It Makes Me Wanna….

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Ms. Mullberry Whine has just finished her LAST RESIDENCY INTERVIEW. Seriously. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Singing (in the elevator) and shouting (into the hotel-room pillow) and celebrating (with chocolate, almonds, and … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 17 Comments

Greetings, From Yet Another Airport

Well, hello there, folks.  It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been talking about myself and my schooling and my career goals so very much the past month that I … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Sticking My Neck Out

“Mullberry, what is this!?” “Hmm?  What’s what?” “Honey, you can’t do this!” Mr. Whine thunders in from the bedroom and thrusts his iPod into my lap.  I set aside my … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Sing It Celebration

Med school – and life in general – is about milestones.  You pass about a 100 million of ’em – some of them bigger and craggier than others – before … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

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