The No-Dog Side of the Fence

the face of a dog is seen through the fence, in black and white

I sit on the no-dog side of our fence. Allow me to explain. My children have been begging us to get a dog. My husband seems to align himself on their side, when it comes to adoption. It comes naturally to him, I say.. He’s owned a dog. But I haven’t. Not in this lifetime, at […]

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How Disneyland Helped Me Become a Better Doctor

Walt Disney is seen in the statue in front of the Magic Kingdom Castle located in Dineyland, CA, where I worked

I recently wrote about my experience working at Disneyland as a young teen. I spent about 2 years there, in the outdoor vending department, selling a variety of items like popcorn, balloons, and ice cream, among other Micky Mouse-shaped paraphernalia. I had a great time while there. But there’s so much more to it than […]

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An Awkward Teen Gets Hired by a Mouse

My secret’s out. It was me, that awkward teen. I’m happy to report, over thirty years later, that I’ve blossomed into a functioning, well-rounded adult. I’d even say I’m much less awkward today, and much more comfortable in my own skin. My kids may not agree. Rewind to the 90’s Back in ’94, as a […]

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NYC Mobile Flower Truck

Uprooted mobile flower shop seen from the front, at its full

I was walking down the flatiron district of NYC with my family today when I ran into this beauty. I’ve seen many of these trucks around the city, but they usually sell ice cream, gyros, even cupcakes. This was the first one I ran into selling flowers. Yes, flowers! Needless to say, the truck was decorated in beautiful turquoise […]

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The Day I wore a Superhero Cape

A white postcard stands in front of a wooden background. The postcard states, "Mom, I've always known," and underneath is a superhero cape and eye mask, both in pink.

The day my son heard me take that business call, I laughed so hard, I worried that my tear ducts would dry right up. Allow me to set up the scene. The kids and I are in our family car, driving up our street and into the driveway, back from an activity, when a call comes in. It’s work. The powers […]

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