We don’t like to talk these things very much, but they are facts, and they have been for quite some time: the rates of things like alcoholism and suicide are highest among professions such as lawyers and doctors. See here. And here. And here. Y’all, I am sick and tired of watching friends and colleagues struggle and, yes, die. It is unnecessary and pointless, and has cause the loss of some of the greatest people that have ever graced this earth.
Keep in mind, I’m an attorney by trade. I’m not squeamish. I’m a bit jaded. I am rarely surprised by human behavior, even atrocious human behavior. All in all, this story is unbelievably appalling.
Week of April 8, 2019 – Podcasts I’ve been listening to As promised, this is the first installment of my podcast recommendations, based solely on what I have been listening to. I had gotten into a bit of routine lately with my commute podcast listening. […]
I’m waffling between the practical, high-MPG small sedan (or compact SUV) and a full-on mid-life crisis car. The other day, I suggested the latter idea to my teenager, saying, “You know, growing up, I always said that when I could drive, I would get myself a Jeep or a Volkswagen Beetle. Maybe it’s time.”
“You should definitely do that,” she responded.