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Writing by the Water


A storytelling blog of my journeys through the medical system, the world and life itself.

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The Art of Being Thankful

It has been a super busy Thanksgiving holiday week for our family starting with picking up our sons from UC Santa Cruz and UC San Diego...

Ireland, part 2

We set off from Ballyseed castle in the morning for the Ring of Kerry drive. The counterclockwise drive was recommended so you don't get...

Ireland, part 1

Our family had planned to spend 7 days in Ireland but the delta variant surge in Europe, and the pandemic disruptions in the airline...

Iceland- the Ring Road- day 1

As the plane started its descent heading for Keflavik airport, I saw an anvil-shaped cumulus cloud rising out of the southern peninsula...

The Vaccine Battle

The problem with going around pointing out the harmful things people are doing to themselves is not just that you end up being such a...

Happy Father's Day

Several years ago I threw a surprise birthday party for my Dad on his 90th birthday. Because he was born in 1923, he lived through the...

Juneteenth story

I learn so much from my patients every day. Not just in the medical knowledge sense, ie. the multitude of ways that people can present...

My Travel Bug

I have a terrible travel bug. My long-suffering husband Bruce is nodding his head vigorously at this statement. I could blame it on my...

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