Phyllo-wrapped breakfast burrito

Just what it sounds like. Talk about a lower-carb way to grab a quick breakfast! I used ~1 sheet of phyllo dough, spritzed very lightly with olive oil and folded in half. It's filled with scrambled eggs (1:3 ratio of yolk to whites) and herbed low-fat organic ricotta for a tasty protein punch. Just chop up herbs and stir into the cheese! Mini organic chicken-apple sausages are a nice touch if you aren't running out the door.What's your favorite quick (or not so quick) and healthy breakfast?...more

Hello, my name is reality (Part III)

Parts I and II are here. ************************** My daily stops became part of our routine. I could tell she was having a hard time adapting to the reality of her new circumstances, though. Her family visited regularly and she put on an optimistic face, but the permanence of "I may never walk again" is a hard pill to swallow for anyone. ...more

Hello, my name is reality (part II)

If you missed part I, click here. Progress is gauged by the level of music in the OR.  Routine procedure?  ipod blaring.  Tough cases have a soundtrack consisting of crisp orders and little else....more

Hello, my name is reality (part I)

I've been blogging for a while but only alluded to some of my past.  This material is heavier stuff than I normally post but I felt like I couldn't discuss my future without the relevant context.  So, my blog will be taking a slightly different turn for the moment.  Welcome inside my head. **Certain elements of this story have been changed to protect patient privacy.** I was 17 when I met them....more

Putting it in Perspective

After months of networking, scouring job boards, and exploring every avenue that could possibly lead me to a nonprofit job, I was exasperated and convinced that the job I wanted was not going to show up in a timely fashion. So I took a break. And in taking that break, clearing my head, allowing myself to really think about what I wanted, it came to me....more

Emerging from Ennui

Ennui: A gripping listlessness or melancholia caused by boredom; depression.I like the word ennui. It's just so... Gatsby. While I'm exercising my melodramatic license in using it to describe my last few months (and extended blogging hiatus), it's not something new to me. Or, for that matter, to those who've known me for the last quarter-century or so....more

The End: Getting to “Rich” (Part I)

This post is part of a miniseries on my quarterlife (re)invention process.  I left off discussing my strategy of beginning at the end, and the next few posts will provide more detail on the various goals I'm working towards.  If you're evaluating your life in a similar manner, maybe some of this will strike a chord... and if you've got ...more

Finance Lessons from the Oracle of Omaha

Berkshire Hathaway's recent annual meeting provided a great opportunity for Warren Buffett to reiterate some of the same advice he's been providing for the last several decades.  Given the current economic climate, it seems that people are more willing to listen, but even then the news is cautionary at best. ...more

Honey, I Got You A Bugatti…

... a Bugatti blender! ...more

Beginning at the End

For the past couple decades, I've had a 10-year+ career plan with definite endpoints:  get into medical school, graduate, finish residency +/- fellowship, make attending. ...more