Welcome, New Human!

baby footprint






The Curious family—Big Brother T, Dr-Mrs-Dr. Curious, and I—were thrilled to welcome our new daughter, Baby S, to the world this past weekend. She arrived via a single gargantuan push, as second children are wont to do, while I stared unhelpfully in anticipation—my only job, to call out the baby’s sex for mommy, forgotten in […]






Would You Like Fries With That MRI?

collage of imaging studies






Have you ever wondered what happens after you obtain a diagnostic medical imaging study? Me, that’s what! Each x-ray, CT, MRI, mammogram, and ultrasound is interpreted by yours truly or one of my dark room brethren—a radiologist. Crotchety old radiologists, many of whom walked uphill both ways to school, might complain that too many imaging studies […]






No Sugar No Cry

cupcake saying "yeah"






In my inaugural venture with self-experimentation, I (reluctantly) attempted to alter a long-held dietary bad habits. Did I succeed? Have I relapsed? Was I cranky? EXPERIMENT: LIMITING SUGAR Background I love a good oatmeal raisin cookie. Or cake with lots of icing. Or Lucky Charms. As long as I can remember, I’ve had a sweet […]






A Retirement Anti-list

grimacing man






It’s fun to contemplate the possibilities in early retirement. Some have organized bucket-like lists of retirement goals: Physician on Fire, My Sons Father, J. Money, and Joe Hearn are a few lists I have come across recently. Mine is a little different. Rather than list retirement dreams and wishes, I explain what I hope NOT to […]