Book Review #3: Think Again by Adam Grant

Last week I wrote a long post about my perspective on America’s epidemic of gun violence and then shortly afterwards, I had the opportunity to visit a gun range with some friends. I felt like it was my duty to challenge my assumptions about these weapons, to try to understand the passion people have of…

Book Review #2: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

In the history of the world, perhaps no entity exposes humanity’s split personality greater than money. We love it in our possession, yet we hate its grip on us. We want to acquire as much as possible yet romanticize a life without it. We believe more of it will make us happier, while understanding that…

Your Existence: The Definition of Improbable

Fourteen billion years ago, the Big Bang sprung forth, sending out matter, light, and energy, giving birth to the universe. In one of the great unsolved mysteries of physics, matter outpaced antimatter, creating something rather than nothing. And as I will explain, everything that happened after represents the ultimate and improbable sequence of events that…

Book Review #1: Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Early in my residency, I remember the first time I saw a patient coding in the emergency department. I wanted to do something but I didn’t know where to start. I felt frozen in place while everyone raced around me. The techs transferred the patient from the stretcher to the bed and then attached pads…