17 Miles Down, But Nine to Go

January 26, 2012

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I never thought I would do what I just did. The problem is I can’t decide if I’m happy at having done it, or like finishing the monster banana split just so it’s free and then dealing with the nausea and self-loathing for days, appalled at the accomplishment. I’ll come to some conclusion I’m sure […]

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Soccer balls are damaging your kids brains.

January 20, 2012

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Okay I’ve got your attention. There have been a number of studies looking at the issue of mild traumatic brain injury in soccer players who head the ball. A recent study was done using a very sensitive MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging, and it was used to investigate 38 amateur soccer players. Changes on […]

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Start with ‘I gotta do it’

November 19, 2011

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I am impressed every time I see someone begin that slow journey of personal change with all its fits and starts, achievements and losses, heart swelling triumphs and heart aches. Even though many people will start and not succeed, they have done what most won’t and that is to start. I see it at work with […]

Childhood credulity, an evening with Brittany

November 12, 2011


Last night I sat on the edge of my eight year old daughters bed discussing the day. Somehow she got to remembering a trip to the Equinox in Vermont a few Decembers ago. My recollections of the trip all revolve around the spectacular beauty of New England in the winter, huge piles of snow, large […]

Challenges are excuses or motivation, you decide

November 6, 2011


Today I began my annual project, I might even call it a tradition, of constructing a training program designed to have me in peak physical performance for a mid summer triathlon and a fall marathon. I consider calling it a tradition for a few reasons, but chiefly because it takes a lot of preparatory work […]

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I’ve been injured by a personal injury attorney

November 5, 2011

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As a neurologist, I spend most of my days trying to unravel the mysteries of nervous system symptoms and disease so I can help my patients recover and return as well as possible, to a life of love and chasing dreams. Sometimes I am successful, sometimes not so much. But with every individual I try […]