Irene (not her real name) was my patient for many years, and during a routine visit she showed me a lump on her abdomen which turned out to be metastatic pancreatic cancer. I went to visit her one afternoon in hopes of offering her some comfort. The day I visited her was sunny and cloudless, but when I entered the mobile home, I was ushered in by her daughter into a low-lit room with all the shades drawn. Irene was lying in bed surrounded by Continue reading →
Simon & Garfunkel topped the charts in the very unofficial hallway poll of favorite famous musical duos I conducted. “Of course this is the PJCC,” a co-worker warned, should the results seem in any way biased. If your favorite is Hall & Oates, Sonny & Cher, or Ike & Tina Turner, rest assured you were also represented.
It got me pondering the many ways in which 4 hands can be better than two, musically. So I went directly to the source and asked our upcoming Up Close performers for their impressions of duodum. Continue reading →