4th of July with friends
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Medical school is hard. It’s harder when you come in not knowing anyone and being older than most of the other students. Having friends makes even the occasionally hellish days or weeks bearable and helps keep me sane.
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Beer tasting, picking pumpkins, getting lost in a corn maze, and other assorted shenanigans with friends.
I knew that a total solar eclipse was happening on August 21st of last year for a while. In fact, I knew about it more than a year in advance. Of course, back then, I wasn’t really thinking about what the next year would entail. How busy I would get and how drastically my priorities ...
March for Science
On a week-long break from med school, I attended the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Because science is important. I really wish I brought my own poster, but I had to settle with wearing my “Science: Like Magic, but Real.” t-shirt.
Bald Knob, Virginia
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Last fall, a few friends and I hiked up to Bald Knob near Mountain Lake to take in the sunset. It was one of the few times I’ve managed to hike in this year, especially after living here for almost two years, but it was so worth it as the blue hue of the blue ...
Wandering around Alberta
Several years ago, I met up with a friend to photograph a wedding in Banff National Park in Canada. Afterward, we wandered around the city of Calgary and the surrounding area for a bit.
In 2009, I had a chance to spend about a week with some family in Israel. Being ethnically Jewish, but not religious, this was a great chance to visit family and reconnect with a place I was both innately connected with and did not really know much about. I was staying with family in a ...