WINTER 2016 ISSUE
March 20, 2015
I had never been in a wheelchair before.
My mom likes to talk about our trip to Seattle, when I was five, and how I complained about walking the entire time. As a child, I liked to be c...
February 20, 2015
Clive A. Slaughter, PhD
Telling stories is among the most memorable and emotive ways of communicating. In the world of biomedicine, we devote much attention to abstract ideas – concepts – but our a...
Sonny Hardman, M.D.
Fig 1: Vincent (left) and Theo (right) Van Gogh
Writing to his brother Theo in 1888, Vincent Van Gogh confided that “The emotions are sometimes so strong that one works without...
"My work is concerned with using scientific imagery as a means to discuss mental illness. I illustrate broader conversations of well versus unwell and how our bodies are growing and simul...
When he retired, the faithful
streamed after him with pies—
mindful ladies who would gasp
in horror to be ungrateful lepers
caught not returning. So they
remembered him, especially on
I hear girls are born with all the hearts they’ll ever
have sewn inside their arms and legs. Candy hearts,
the quaint powdery kind that leave those little trails
of slug-soot on c...
Jackson’s chaplain, B. Tucker Lacy, had a brother who owned
a house near the hospital and took Stonewall’s severed limb
to his brother’s family cemetery. –National Park Service
At the doctor’s office he only nodded,
picked up his coat, and left. One month
later, they found his truck on the reservation.
His relatives searched for awhile, then went
out to his garag...
Tracing through the sky
From atmosphere to eyeball
A precipitous drop
But even so
The soft delight of the discovery of frailty
It comforts me to be part of this mathematic...
January 21, 2015