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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 55,623

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

Journal Archives

A new patient I had the other day, turns out, we went to junior high school together.

We were in band together, and we really didn't like each other very much. Never saw him again after seventh grade, forty years ago.

He turned up on my clinic schedule on Friday, and I recognized his name right off; it's not a common name.

When I entered the exam room, I introduced myself and asked him if he had gone to X Junior High. He said "Yes", then I explained who I was. He brightened up and said "Oh YEAH! How are you?"

The kids' stuff bad-blood was forgotten, and we really enjoyed getting to meet again after so many decades. I hope we made each other's day...

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

I love you all...


One of my oldest and dearest patients just got diagnosed with liver cancer.

I just referred him to oncology. We''ll see how it goes. He's been a patient of mine for as long as I've been in practice. Sweetest guy in the world...

I just got off the phone with him. It was everything I could do to keep from breaking down and crying. I didn't want to embarrass him or make him more anxious than he no doubt already is.

I found a place that will 3-D-print a replica of a tank cannon round. Should I get one?

The vendor can emblazon the replica munition with the regimental crest a tanker served under. He can do multiples if you served with more than one unit.

This would look good in my library/office/army memorabilia display.

What do you think?

Overindulgence?

Friday Night Gin and Tonic Buzz. Ask me anything.

I love you all...



You wouldn’t believe the day I had...

Oh, frabjous day! A patient of mine, addicted to methamphetamine, has agreed to undergo treatment!

This doesn't always result in a happy ending, but it's a step in the right direction.

I'm going to cry...

My team is testing our clinic's portable cardiac defibrillator.

When you push the 'Test' button, a loud Darth Vader-ish voice bellows "STAY CALM!"

It's hard to stay calm like that.

Couldn't the programmers have hired Kathleen Turner or somebody to purr: "…...Stay calm......"?

That would help...

My headline predictions from one year ago. Things I got right and things I got wrong:

This was before Kamala Harris was announced for VP. And of course, before our beloved RBG died.


"Trump Resigns In Disgrace!"

"VP Pence Makes Faltering Attempt To Mount His Own Campaign."

"Feeble Pence Campaign Losing Ground To Inspired Biden Bid."

"Biden Wins! VP Pence Concedes And Congratulates President-Elect Biden."

"Weeping Trump Frog-Marched Out Of Trump Tower And In To Custody."

"Biden Begins His Transition."

"Senate Democratic Majority Sworn In."

"Inauguration Day: Joseph Biden Takes The Oath As President; Vows To Revive Faltering America."

"SDNY Indicts Donald Trump On 77 Criminal Counts; Racketeering And Sexual Assault Top The List."

"In A Marathon Workday In The Oval Office, President Biden Rescinds Every Trump Executive Order".

"Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Announces Her Retirement; An Adoring Nation Says 'Thank You'."

"Former POTUS Obama Believed To Be At The Top Of The Short List For SCOTUS."

"Trump Trial Begins. Months Of Testimony Expected."

"Pres. Biden Presents Dr. Anthony Fauci With Presidential Medal Of Freedom."

"Senate Budget Committee Announces Increase in Top Marginal Tax Rate. Senate Expected To Approve."

"House Introduces $1 Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Initiative. 752 Small Contractors Nationwide Expected To Bid."

"Pres. Biden Finishes Productive Week By Disbanding U.S Space Force."

"Former President Barack Obama Confirmed By Senate For Associate Justice."

"Former FLOTUS Melania Trump Deported; Immigration Documents Determined To Be Falsified."

"Melania Trump Appears In Slovenian Court To File For Divorce From Former POTUS Trump."

"Donald J. Trump Jr. Mauled To Death In Trophy Hunt Gone Wrong."

HHS Dept And FDA Joint Announcement: Safe And Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Gets National Release."

"Trump Found Guilty on 74 Of 77 Counts. Remanded To Custody Until Sentencing."

"Chief Justice Roberts' Unexpected Retirement Announcement."

"Eric Trump Kidnapped! Released Unharmed. No One Wanted To Pay Ransom."

"Roberts Resigns, Joins Private Practice. Obama Considered for CJ. AG Kamala Harris Whispered For SCOTUS."

"Ivanka Trump Poses For Hustler; Promises Tell-All Book About Daddy."

"Trump Sentenced To Life In Prison. Sentence To Begin At Once."

"Franklin Graham Found In Motel With Dead Hooker AND Live Man."

"Obama Offered Chief Justice; Declines; Recommends AG Kamala Harris.

"Biden Inspects Ultra-Modern Fast Locomotive with AMTRAK Chief. Anticipates Nationwide Deployment Within Two Years."

"Donald J. Trump Found Alive In His Cell. The Nation Grieves."

"Senate Confirms Kamala Harris As First Female SCOTUS Chief Justice."

"FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden Announces Nationwide Education Initiative."

"Citing Infrastructure Project As Example, Pres. Biden Announces Unemployment Fallen Below Pre-COVID Level."

"Trump Divorce Final; Former FLOTUS Resumes Maiden Name Knauss."

"Trump On Life Support At Leavenworth After Massive Multi-System Failure. Recovery Not Expected. Final Days Expected To Be Prolonged And Agonizing."

"Brownsville Latina Wins Special Election; Texas House Turns Blue."

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

I’m getting a little help from 10mg of Indica tincture...

I love you all...

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.



I love you all...
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