Tag: #experience

Take Your Demons Out for a Walk Once in Awhile

I was having a somewhat serious conversation with The Girl the other day, and we were talking about how neither of us have really done anything evil. I mean, I’ve beaten a guy into submission because he wouldn’t stop trying to hit me, and I did try to steal that one CD back when I was in high school. (Funny…

All Good Things… (Part One)

AUTHOR NOTE: This is the first part of a three-part series looking back on my six years as an epidemiologist at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The second part will be HERE on August 9, and the third part will be HERE on August 16, 2013, my last day at DHMH. It goes without saying that what…

Love doesn’t conquer all

How many times have you heard it? “Love conquers all!” This phrase, or a variation thereof, is usually uttered by some hapless teenager in the throes of some drama due to a relationship. I used to hear it all the time with my friends and even some in my family. “Sure, I’m 17 and pregnant. He doesn’t have a job…