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I will bring my light to them... - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
I will bring my light to them...
Listening to Ursula K. Le Guin on my long drives to my rural site, courtesy Audible.com, where I am a Paying Member. Two free audiobook downloads a month means that I and my complicated iPod-radio-charger setup have something to do during my car rides, namely getting immersed in the world of Earthsea. It has been good. Relaxing. It has been years since I opened my three grey-blue slim volumes and delved into Sparrowhawk's mind, long enough that I only vaguely remember plots and characters. That is refreshing.

Today my doctor left the room after instructing me to remove a skin tag; sent the nurse in, went about seeing the next patient. I felt good. We have mostly seen checkups, as his patients average somewhere around 70 years old, and all of them are hypertensive and diabetic and old. I am learning geriatric medicine as well as the fine art of how to be a real family doctor - remembering jobs and children and parents and the complex tangle of interrelationships. There is much more of the psychosocial than the bio in medicine, sometimes.

Today I present on laryngomalacia and have a full clinic of my own. Then Friday is the in-training exam. Then a blessed weekend.

now feeling:: accomplished accomplished

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daimones From: daimones Date: November 3rd, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Earthsea is a good place. It was there I learned what fantasy was to me.
pwwka From: pwwka Date: November 3rd, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Don't forget to add Tehanu and Otherwind, the lately-published sequels and ending to the Earthsea trilogy. :)

LeGuin is really something, isn't she? :)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 3rd, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
There's no audiobook release of Tehanu that I can find. Otherwind I had only seen on her website a few days ago for the first time :)
pwwka From: pwwka Date: November 3rd, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Mmmmmmm, Christmas presents. What was your address again? :P
pwwka From: pwwka Date: November 3rd, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Oh, you also have to get Tales from Earthsea, because there's a reference in Otherwind to an event that takes place in one of the short stories. Tehanu comes right after The Farthest Shore, then read Tales, then Otherwind.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 3rd, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
The man has Tehanu, I'm pretty sure. :)
trinapink From: trinapink Date: November 3rd, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I LOVE Ursula LeGuin. I've often thought the Earthsea books were among the best of fantasy writing. Sparrowhawk was a perfect character.
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