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"Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors." - C.S. Lewis

Christian. Feminist. CrossFitter. MD. Nerd.
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Nick Carraway, in The Great Gatsby.

This summer, life really has begun over again. Not having a set routine (i.e., waking up at 5 am and going to the hospital and coming back late and too tired to function) has thrown me for a loop. Since leaving residency, I have had a lot of time on my hands. More time than I’ve had in many years. It can be painful, lonely, and awful. Thankfully, it hasn’t been all that way.

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"The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of 2014 – or perhaps we should call it The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of August 2014, given that this happens so often that there won’t be only one this year – is meant to remind women of their place. Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed."

Love Roxane Gay. I need to read her book.

"This is a crucial role in a country where vast numbers of people are sick with chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Doctors can’t help patients change their behavior in the 15 minutes they spend with each patient. But community health workers can."

"Should You Catcall Her?" via Playboy


From Allegiant. It was awful. The plot barely made sense with its faux-science drivel, the character development was nonexistent, and I am so angry at the ending!

The Times is behind, as per usual, but I’d agree here.

Mo’ne Davis

A beautiful form of feminism.

This is a headline?! As in — it’s surprising?!?