A Depot Drama

Distractions.  Disturbances.  Running wild and going crazy. Is this the way of the Living God? The shepherd boy from Bethlehem wrote this as he was moved by the Holy Spirit: “Be still before...

ANONYMITY

Anonymity. When I go to the store, I prefer anonymity.  Sunglasses.  Sometimes a ball cap.  Our town is small and it is a chore to keep from being recognized and curb-sided… “Hey Doc!.” I...

Memory Care

“Remember that face.”  He snarled at me, casting a suspicious glance in my direction. He is 92 and adamantly refuses to use a walker, despite a feeble gait.  He coached high school...

Run!

"You're not running if you don't sweat blood."     Cross Country Coach Lawrence looked me in the eyes and spoke his mantra.  "No blood, no effort."      That was it.  Try...

LET LOOSE THE RADIATION

LET LOOSE THE RADIATION! She was 60 years old.  She weighed 87 pounds.  She looked her stated weight. Grave’s Disease had reduced her to a skeleton.   She had resisted any form of treatment. ...

CALLING ALL GIFTS

She is 15. She is perky and bright-eyed. And she can dance. She is a competitive dancer who represents Texas all over the country. She has a peptic ulcer. But, that...

Mr. Joseph

Two days ago, I was standing in the middle of our street, greeting a neighbor: "Howdy Mr. Joseph!" "Hello Dr. Bruce!" We hugged one another. He shared some good news about his daughter...

GROCERY ANGEL

The HEB on Morgan tends to be the quiet grocery store in Harlingen.  I slip over to that one when I want anonymity.  That didn’t work today. I pushed my cart into...

Clinic Research

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE LECTURES

Goldilocks and the Three Lectures Bruce A. Leibert, MD   Summary – a series of faculty development talks were given over a 5 hour period during a...

Case Report