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02-27-2006

Ski Vacation in Canada

My family and I just returned from Whistler, British Columbia, where we had a fun ski vacation with some good friends of ours. Skiing and snowboarding are two of a very small number of activities that teenage kids will do with their parents all day long! My kids have become…

02-16-2006

Putting On the Ritz

When it comes to outstanding service, the Ritz Carlton really sets the standard. Which is why Allison and I always look forward to an occasional getaway to the beautiful Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. This time we decided to take an early Valentines Day escape from the kids. Every time…

02-14-2006

Professional Courtesy and Speeding Tickets

It’s amazing what professional courtesy can accomplish sometimes. My neighbor Jim got a speeding ticket this weekend. He’s an excitable guy. He was trying to get too much done in one day and the radar caught him going 55 mph in a 40 mph zone. The thing is, he had…

02-08-2006

Obstacles as Stepping Stones to Success

I just returned from Las Vegas where I attended the annual LVI Gala, starring 6 Olympic gold medalists. There was also a survivor of the ill-fated Mount Everest expedition and a deaf comedienne. It was genuinely inspiring to meet such accomplished people. However, I re-learned a lesson that made this…

02-01-2006

17 Year Headache

I recently saw a new patient who came in complaining that he had been in pain for 17 years. Every day he would take Advil, Tylenol, and other over-the-counter pain meds all day long. He could not sleep. He did not smile. He always had a headache–a severe headache. When…