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About this blog: I was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Palo Alto High in 2013. For the lion's share of that time, I had a starry-eyed adoration for my hometown, and all its perks: top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a boomi...  (More)

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On Metaphor and Mortality
Mar 19, 2019 11:20 am
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==I The following is a condensed version of a speech which I gave at the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, titled "Of Metaphor and Mortality: Why Medicine Needs Stories... More
Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?
Feb 11, 2019 2:18 pm
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You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty... More
The Case for Advanced Directives
Jan 29, 2019 8:34 am
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Five minutes. That is all I had to make my case: to convince this 80-year-old man to fill out an advanced care directive. John, as I’ll call him, had served in... More
Loneliness
Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm
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Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar.... More
Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life
Jan 2, 2019 9:21 am
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==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing... More
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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