Why I Can’t Watch TV

November 25, 2013
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We live in times of great change. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the world of media. Some of it is great, some good, some not so good. Television was one of the guilty pleasures of my youth. My parents put a TV in my room and I rarely had to leave...

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Poker Medicine

March 26, 2013
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I was sitting across from a large man, covered with tattoos, wearing a Stetson, a bolo tie and reflector sunglasses.  He was breathing slowly, his face barely moving.  Clearly he was not going to help me with my quandary.   I looked at my pocket cards and I was holding a pair of jacks.  When...

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Recurrent Googleitis

September 19, 2012
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I sat on my stool, sympathetically listening to her as she fought back a stream of tears. “Doctor, I have Shy Drager Syndrome, just like my uncle did.”  Shy Drager syndrome.  A rare, multisystem neurologic disorder,  which in thirty years, I’ve never diagnosed.  Before I was willing to accept her impressive diagnostic feat as...

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