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Compassion as Action

Compassion as Action

Peggy will soon publish her most recent scholarly article, entitled “Changing the paradigm: practical wisdom as true north in medical education”. It will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. In the article Peggy explores the...

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How are you doing, Mr. ALS?

How are you doing, Mr. ALS?

I have lived and worked and raised my children in the same small city for the last 23 years.  I cannot go anywhere without bumping into someone I know.  Now that Mr. ALS is a constant companion, he gets introduced or re-introduced like you might introduce your grown...

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Home again

Home again

I woke up this morning in my own bed.  A pileated woodpecker, rapping on the side of our log cabin, drew me from a restful slumber that had spanned nearly 12 hours.  We arrived home late last night, having driven all the way from Boston, closing out a steady stream of...

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Turbocharged Living

Turbocharged Living

This weekend I attended the kickoff for the Second Annual Blue Ridge Ride to Defeat ALS at the Pro Re Nata brewery in Crozet.  Riders take off at 7 am on May 13th from the brewery.  Three choices for distance means there will be a perfect route for all comers.  Last...

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Traveling with Mr. ALS

Traveling with Mr. ALS

I don’t go anywhere these days without Mr. ALS. Not the grocery store. Not the swimming pool or locker room at the YMCA. Not even to the mailbox at the end of our driveway. Mr. ALS is like the awkward kid at summer camp who has yet to learn how to give it a rest. Last...

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