It’s so difficult because I can only love you from a distance.



This >

Omgosh I cry 😭

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The Human Brain

The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.





james franco is psycho

Is this a joke



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Remember when teaching me this was just an excuse for you to hold my hand?


Forget dogs; spaghetti is truly man’s best friend. Here are 19 easy ways to make it.

Helping Western teach kids about emergency medicine at their Ladder Event! #alwaysdreaming #AMSA


This issue greatly concerns me, professionally and personally.

As a doctor, I think there are many MANY factors for the sleep deprivation, obesity, and mental illness epidemics among children — but certainly tech overuse/overexposure plays a role.

As a father of two young boys, I walk the tech tight-rope, particularly with my older son who is still under age 5 — on the one hand, I want to share funny or intriguing videos with him and watch as his world expands within that tiny screen (and the temptation is always present to just plop him in front of a video and “be free” for a while)… but on the other hand, I want him to develop a healthy imagination, the ability to delay gratification, and an appreciation for nature and books and creative play, without becoming addicted to the Tech Teat.

As it is, I’ve found myself changing my OWN tech habits as I’ve seen my boys mirroring my own tendencies towards tech-intrusion. My oldest son recognizes the difference between the tones my phone makes for “incoming text” vs “calendar reminder”; when he hears the incoming text sound, he stops WHATEVER he is doing until I check the text (just in case it contains a photo or video for him to see). My youngest, still under a year old, will grab for the phone or the iPad rather than a book or a toy — even if the device is turned off. So despite my natural inclinations to constantly check my phone and laptop for emails and Tumblr updates, I’m lately trying to leave my devices turned off and on the desk when I’m at home with the kids.

In talking about this topic over the past year or so, Mrs. Cranquis pointed out something which really “opened my eyes” about my phone’s intrusiveness on my relationship with the boys: “Can you imagine how your childhood would’ve been different if your dad had owned a smartphone?”


Growing up, my dad was always ”present”, always “in the moment” as he would romp and play with me. Now, as a father myself, the mental image of my own dad being distracted by tech during our adventures — constantly checking his phone or his computer, posting live updates about our adventures to Facebook, recording the events through a video camera lens rather participating in them himself — having that picture in my mind has really changed how I interact with tech… and my boys.

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