What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

~~~~~ COVID vaccines are a hot topic, aren’t they?  Questions of the day include but are not limited to: Do you get one, will it have side effects, does it really work, and why can’t they make it easier to just get the vaccine already? And, of course, the big one: will I end up … Continue reading What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the matter of shelter in place orders?  Here in Austin, Texas, we were told to remain at home in mid March. Here and now, like everyone else, there are some who are determined to go out and take full advantage of the relaxed standards surrounding the mandate to stay … Continue reading On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the mask question?  I have been asked by patients about my thoughts on whether or not to wear a mask and it feels like the time for a quick blog post on the topic.  It seems like there are a lot of pros and cons, so I’ll give three … Continue reading Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

~~~~~ ~~~The Citizen Police Academy of Austin~~~ A Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a series of classes that local police departments offer to their community.  Depending on your city, a CPA consists of between six and fourteen weekly meetings. They are designed to give citizens a basic working knowledge of all facets of police work … Continue reading Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

Dermatology, Chinese Medicine, and Beautiful Skin: How You Can Achieve a Healthy and Vibrant Complexion

~~~~~ Skin problems are the worst, aren’t they?  Not only can they be incredibly uncomfortable but they also can really mess with a person’s self-confidence.  On top of that, skin problems can be challenging to properly diagnose and adequately treat.  (How many of you reading now have ever been diagnosed with “idiopathic urticaria”?  That’s a … Continue reading Dermatology, Chinese Medicine, and Beautiful Skin: How You Can Achieve a Healthy and Vibrant Complexion