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Pediatrician, writer and regular contributer to several Pacific Northwest newspapers.

Diaries published: 139 (1062 days since last diary on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 08:29 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 2219 (995 days since last comment on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 07:54 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 4174

Total Comment Ratings: 18564

Most Recommended Diary: My dad: "I finally feel at ease" with Obama, 249 comments, 769 recommends

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StrangeAnimals's Most Recent Diaries:

For more than ten years, my pediatric colleagues and I here in Oregon have conducted a poll of sorts. Every eleven- or twelve-year-old, once measured then roomed, is given a questionnaire to ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 103 comments on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 08:29 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Death is one of the human constants. Fear of it is another. It is not the being dead we’re afraid of – it’s the dying, most of all the bad death. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat May 12, 2012 at 09:44 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
There are more or less two thousand children in my pediatric medical practice. No fewer than thirty are the children of same-gender couples. Some are adopted, some the biological offspring of one of ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 92 comments on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 08:47 AM PDT with 263 Recommends
I am haunted recently by the ghosts of two fathers. Each in life had three children, each child long and still my patient. No longer able to see a light at the tunnel’s end, both fathers this ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 07:34 AM PST with 35 Recommends
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. A seemingly healthy baby is put down for a nap, or for the night. The child is assumed well and in a protected environment. The caregiver feels secure, their ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 06:49 PM PST with 56 Recommends
Families in America today come in all shapes and sizes. Be they unwed mothers raising children alone, divorced or separated parents raising their children in split fashion, remarried parents raising ...
by StrangeAnimals
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 09:44 PM PST with 32 Recommends

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