Humor in the NICU

Oct 7, 2016
All three of my kids have now spent time at birth in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, otherwise known as the NICU or The Place That Actually Means It When They Tell You to Wash Your Hands, to the...

The Immune System of a French Hen

Dec 4, 2015
I can’t get sick at Christmastime – I’ve got too much stuff to do! At least if you’re one of the birds stuck in that dreadful song, you’ve got some backup in case one of ...

The Urine Courier

Sep 27, 2013
I have no idea what he needed all 1.45 gallons for, nor do I really want to know what kooky, lab experiments he could possibly be cooking up for which a normal, Dixie cup-sized sample of urine wouldn...

A House Call from the Rug Doctor

Feb 24, 2012
I just hope that the poor guy knows what he’s getting himself into because for the love of all things freshly Febreezed are the floors around this house absolutely and unequivocally beyond disgustin...

Reasons Why Bronchitis is Not Fun

Feb 18, 2011
Of all the communicable diseases one could stumble upon this time of year, bronchitis is definitely right up there on the list of ones that aren’t very much fun to have at all......

Medical Bills Make Me Sad

Nov 6, 2009
…followed subsequently (in no particular order) by anger, confusion, anxiety, desperation, angst, loathing, outrage, panic, apathy, and depression until finally building into a veritable quagmire of...

A New Nose in a New Year

Jan 4, 2008
Ok, so maybe there’s one thing I hate about this time of year… During say, seven or eight months out of the year, my nose and I are best buds. We go everywhere together, enjoying our favorite smel...