Category: History and current events

In Oklahoma, a time to mourn and a time to dance-Tuesday Travels

In Oklahoma, a time to mourn and a time to dance-Tuesday Travels

For the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing-

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Psalm 34 in Weekend Words- II

Psalm 34: 7-10 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)   The angel of the Lord stands guard     around those who have respect for him.     And he saves them. 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.     Blessed is the person who goes to him for safety. 9 You holy people of God, have respect for the Lord. … Continue reading Psalm 34 in Weekend Words- II

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

  Those we remember on Memorial Day As the daughter and wife of United States military veterans, I appreciate all the other families of those who served. I am saddened to remember all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn’t make it home.   We celebrate the … Continue reading Memorial Day

Remembering the  Oklahoma City bombing- Tuesday Travels

Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing- Tuesday Travels

  April 19  is the anniversary of the 1995 bombing  of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which remains the deadliest domestic "homegrown" terrorist incident in the United States. I lived there in the 1970s while in medical school and residency, and visit frequently. Today I am sharing my previous blog post … Continue reading Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing- Tuesday Travels

From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran

From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran

Anyone who is following the United States Presidential campaign knows it has become one of the most unexpected, unpredictable and contentious races in history. And so far the candidates are only vying for their parties’ nominations. The qualifications for President are fairly simple (at least it seemed so until the controversy over Mr. Obama’s birth … Continue reading From the O.R. to the Oval Office- 3 Docs Who Ran

How Women Changed  and are Changing Healthcare

How Women Changed and are Changing Healthcare

(This post contains commission earning affiliate links at no extra costs to the buyer)   By the most recent statistics published by  the Kaiser Family Foundation, 47% of United States medical school graduates  are women; in some states, over 50% are women. If that trend continues, eventually at least half of all practicing physicians in the … Continue reading How Women Changed and are Changing Healthcare

Dr. Bonhoeffer and a visit to Berlin- Tuesday Travels

  I feel an instant connection whenever I meet another physician or someone related to a physician.  You will recognize it as the way you feel when you meet someone from your hometown, or high school, or previous job, after being away a long time. People who share a common bond  with you best understand where … Continue reading Dr. Bonhoeffer and a visit to Berlin- Tuesday Travels

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. -words worth sharing

  Every valley shall be raised up,     every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level,     the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,     and all people will see it together. Isaiah 40:4-5         On the third Monday of January, the United States … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. -words worth sharing

Honoring Our Veterans 

In the United States we reserve November 11, the date of the Armistice of World War I, as Veterans Day, to remember and honor all who do or have served in our armed forces. The Veterans Administration provides benefits to veterans including health care. The VA Health Care System, or VHA,  one of the largest in the … Continue reading Honoring Our Veterans