Aspirationally Alliterative. Hyphy Hearted. Habitual Hugger. Temerarious Tree-skiier. Aetna Avant-Garde. Former Fed. Cal Coed. Gtown Grad.


On Wasting Time - My lean analysis on the time I've wasted in 56 outpatient visits, 20 ER visits, and 9 hospitalizations spanning 54 days.


Stories from an impatient patient.


Perspectives from a former HHS Policy Wonk.



On Wasting My Time – The Numbers

If you've wondered why I've been under the radar lately, look no further than my odyssey of medical maladies; in addition to my ongoing struggle with POTS, this year I've...

Aetna Avant-Garde.

How I stopped worrying (about my Klout score) and learned to love The Twitter

In honor of the HIT100, here’s a little bit on why I tweet, who I listen to, and how to jump into tweeting.


On Climbing Mountains

Last week my friend Biskin wrote a lovely piece on the death associated with illness – She’s an expert on chronic illness, having had a medical mistake break her (physical)...


On Being Rare

In honor of Rare Disease Day I finally got up the gumption to reply to my primary care physician's observation that I'm rare.

I was warned.

On Central Lines

So this one time I had a PICC line. Then I got another PICC line. Then I got a Central Line. And a CLABSI.

Grow Baby, Grow!

So.. this one time I got a CLABSI…

My friends are awesome. Line infections, not so much.



My friends prove the heart of life is good.


On “On Internet Freedom”

A review of Marvin Ammori's On Internet Freedom

Half Sized Floors

My Intravenous Lecture

My Intravenous Lecture - and TedMed's great challenges.

Cover RockHealth

On Rock Health’s FDA 101

My take on Rock Health's FDA 101.