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Hot Wheels & Your Health

Cary has been playing with Hot Wheels at his friend’s house. He picks out a metal car and shoots it out a battery operated launcher. He’s always hoping for air, adjusting and re-adjusting the length and angle of the red plastic tracks connected to the launcher. While he plays, I […]

Now-walking… with Grace

A little while ago, Dr. Peebles gave me a bit of advice. He suggested that, as often as necessary, I repeat this phrase: “Right here, right now, all’s well.” I love that disembodied doctor, but it didn’t really work for me. Too clunky, a bit removed, not active enough. And […]

Heal Toe

The other day, I helped a woman whose toe had been broken in a car accident. The doctors told her that it was a bad break in a tough place and that it might require surgery and pins. They sent her home with a boot and told her that they would […]

Unbroken Nose

My eighteen-month-old son, Cary, tends to be exuberant in his enthusiasms. When he says, ‘No,’ his whole body and head shake. He doesn’t just chatter; he often shriek-talks. He says “I love you” by head-butting you, hard. During the last fourth of July weekend, at a party at my in-laws, […]