Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.

I’m terrified of flying but it doesn’t matter.  I sat on the plane as it rolled around the airport through the thin, misty Portland rain.  As the plane picked up speed and forced the rain to hit the windows harder, I felt the familiar sensation of gut-wrenching, out-of-control terror flicker to life inside me.  It … More Airplanes, Loneliness, Heartbreak and Eye Contact.

Don’t forget about your dreams – My weekend in San Francisco.

I’ve been feeling a bit lost.  It was bound to happen, I suppose.  I’m halfway through my four-year medical school adventure and it’s been almost eight years since I first made the life altering decision to become a doctor.  Since that cool November evening when I was lying on my back with my arms behind … More Don’t forget about your dreams – My weekend in San Francisco.

How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to try playing basketball.  My parents signed me up for a league.  At the time, I was somewhere around four feet tall and about 80 pounds.  That’s the nice way of saying that I was absolutely terrible at basketball. I remember one particular practice where I … More How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.

I learned how to be a real man from a bunch of girls.

My childhood was amazing.  I had a loving family.  Friends.  A good education.  I was given every opportunity to succeed.  My parents were great at giving me lessons in a lot of the important stuff.  But along the way, I missed out on some fundamental information. And here I am today.  Twenty-nine years old, and … More I learned how to be a real man from a bunch of girls.