being injured blows.

you know that song "how can i miss you if you won't go away"? or how about that old aphorism "absence makes the heart grow fonder?" Either way, I miss running, and I love running. And I can't run for 6 weeks. That's right, friends, I have the dreaded scourge of runners everywhere. . .... Continue Reading →

wellness care: a manifesto

The vast majority of health care providers, surprisingly, aren’t adequately trained to promote health. Physicians, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists, and others learn how to detect, diagnose, and treat illness. And they (we, I should say— I am a nurse practitioner) are pretty good at it. It’s an essential science and skill with a huge body... Continue Reading →

Routines, and my neighbor Tony

My neighbor, Tony, walks every day. I’ve seem him walking somewhere in about a 5-mile radius of my house in December and in July, when it’s raining, at six in the morning, and at 4 in the afternoon. Sometimes he stops to talk, sometimes he strides on ahead, but always, he is there.  He’s just... Continue Reading →

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