Sanity Claus

Hi honey, I’m home! Well, as homey as Dallas can be, anyway. It was a spectacular holiday, if for no other reason than it’s the holiday that in all possibility should never have happened.  A split second here, a seat belt there, but who’s counting?  The fact is, we all gathered in south-central Texas for … More Sanity Claus

Don’t look back in anger: Stories from the Upper Echelon

When you go to the tally office for your final clinic checkout, they’ll verify your clinic numbers and send you to a little-known office next door. This, my friends, is actually typically the most time-consuming part of checkout. The reason?  Because beforehand, they give you surveys to fill out.  These don’t take much time, but … More Don’t look back in anger: Stories from the Upper Echelon

Great day for freedom

Yes, it’s a reference to the Pink Floyd song.  Really. So anyway, today was our first day as doctors, as graduates-in-limbo (as we’re not yet fully licensed, nor do we have our hard-copy diplomas yet). Whatever we are, however, we are no longer students.  For the first time since January 2002 (for me) and September … More Great day for freedom

What I do–and don’t do–to save money

There’s probably one thing worse than finding yourself jobless with ongoing bills to pay…and that’s being $150k+ in non-bankruptable debt, while also being jobless with ongoing bills to pay.  Even tough I’m part of the Gotta-have-it generation that became conscious of the world in the Decadent ’80s and came of age in the Decade of … More What I do–and don’t do–to save money