Let’s Talk About Sex #UMC

An article in the New York Times recently caught my eye. Titled, “Let’s Not Talk About Sex,” it is written by Paul A. Offit, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He writes despairingly of the very low compliance levels for the HPV vaccine. He…

A happy dog after a walk

Alone On the Trail: The Nine Mile Hike

About five weeks ago, I drove to Thousand Oaks, CA, so I could visit with my brother and his nephrologist. My brother is close to kidney failure and I wanted to explore the possibility of donating one of mine to him. We both sat in the doctor’s office, nursing our individual apprehensions. I was worried…