Book Review: The Karma Suture

Sue Carey is a driven, 20-something doctor struggling to preserve her sanity, sobriety, and humanity in the corridors of one of Cape Town’s biggest public hospitals. Finding imaginative ways of saving patients is her life’s work, though finding a man who wants more than a one-night stand would be nice as well. Guys… This book blewContinue reading “Book Review: The Karma Suture”

Top Ten Books Not To Be Forgotten

For this week’s TTT, The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten “Older” Books You Don’t Want People To Forget About (you can define older however you wish. The point is to share books that could be forgotten about in the midst of all the new releases). This one makes me happy, because I am notContinue reading “Top Ten Books Not To Be Forgotten”

TTT: Starstruck Author Groupie

Earlier this year, at the Cape Town Book Fair, I met Robin Malan. Malan is a South African author and editor and one of my idols. He edited most of the English Alives in which I have published, and he was co-editor of Yes, I am! Writing by South African Gay Men.  So anways, I admireContinue reading “TTT: Starstruck Author Groupie”

Teaching Medical Students About Stress

In our very first year, we had a module called “Personal and Professional Development”, where we were taught how to deal with stress and gender equality issues, and wherein one lecturer literally went on his knees and begged us not to smoke (about half of my class smokes now). Lately, we have had a moduleContinue reading “Teaching Medical Students About Stress”

Brain Space?

On a bit of a tangent, you know when people say that humans only utilise 10% of their brains, and Einstein used more, and we can reach so much more if only we tried? Well most of it (except for the last part) is hogwash. We use all of our brains, to different extents, butContinue reading “Brain Space?”

Medicine, Bureaucracy, Press Freedom*

The latest fun development in the South African Health Care Sector (source): Yesterday, the HoDs at the Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex called a press conference. They declared that it was not possible for them to work in their understaffed, under-equipped states. I can vouch for this. Too few RNs, too few security guards and notContinue reading “Medicine, Bureaucracy, Press Freedom*”

TTT: Quotes that Inspire

I think one of the biggest reasons I read is because it inspires me. It inspires me to live, to love, to be bigger than I am, to exceed life’s expectations. I guess you could say I collect quotes – so today’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is making me very happy. TheseContinue reading “TTT: Quotes that Inspire”