Ouachita Trail: Mile 192-157.5

      This trip was going to be a trip with a couple bros and we were thinking about going 30 miles over 3 days. Then they couldn’t go and I started thinking, might as well go 45 miles because 15/day is doable. Then … Read More

Quercus Rubra

It’s not often I take your trail anymore but I heard you calling, so I packed my gear and in your direction I started hauling. The recently trodden foot path led me, just like I remembered, and now you stand so lovely you young red oak, … Read More

My Attempt at Home-Ownership in Graduate School

Last year while I was working on my physical therapy student shtick, I attempted to be approved for a mortgage along with a buddy of mine. Two single bros trying to get a mortgage in grad school without jobs and increasing amounts of student loans? … Read More

Cold Shadow

It was a habit he picked up in another state, in another time, to break up the monotonous hours of studying. Down six flights, loop, up six flights every single day without fail. No stairs these days, but his pace has quickened to make up … Read More

Online Stacking: The Devil’s in the Details

Holiday time has come and gone. That means plenty of great deals to buy myself my family and friends. While plenty of splendid savings can be had in store, it is easier to shop online and arguably even better discounts can be found especially when … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 5

Well butter my butt and call me toast. CE 1 and 5 weeks of free labor is in the books! Here we go: Buy in. Simple as that. The prevalence of complaining about a job is absurdly high. I try my best to only do … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 4

Sweet mother Mary. There is only one week left and then practically a month off before returning to classes. I can’t wait to have more time to read and learn about a lot of things that I probably won’t ever use. Seriously though. I have … Read More

Gone, But Now Known

Eleven years to the day my grandfather passed. A leader of his family and multiple microcosms, I still look to make him proud. This stubborn and genial man could only be married to a woman whose affable and resolute nature could match his own. They … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 3

Week three was only three days. I gave thanks for these three days by eating lasagna and honing my hand-eye coordination (playing COD). Without further ado, lessons from my third week: As a healthcare provider and MSK specialist, be prepared to answer questions about ANY … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 2

Week 2 is in the books. It was actually in the books about a week ago, but I just didn’t take the time to put pen to paper. It’s nice to have established myself with my patients and bring them on back to start their … Read More