I am catching up on photographs taken at the end of 2016….
I happened to find myself in Dallas, Texas and took this on of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, just off of Dealey Plaza.
The JFK Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend, Philip Johnson. The monument was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy herself. Johnson called it “a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth.” – Wikipedia
It was a pleasure to host at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) with Rex Miller (@mRexMiller) and friends from Delos (@DelosLiving). I especially appreciate Rex’s approach to these gatherings – everything is open source, just like this blog.
People want to live and work in a healthy environment. People like me want to know what works to make it that way. Rex introduced me to this website, which helps in the critical analysis of what works…
This week’s photograph is from a collection that’s published in this post on Washington, DC’s Urban Turf (@UrbanTurf_DC) blog: Logan Circle: A Tale of Two Eras.
It’s a great story about the renaissance of a part of our nation’s capital that was destroyed multiple times, neglected, and now experiencing a renaissance. It’s the neighborhood I am a part of and is integrated with dozens of artifacts of the work of great people who led in a world that didn’t them to (actually, the world didn’t want them to exist, much less lead).
I’ve noticed in my personal and professional journey that it’s challenging for people to understand doctors. This book helps. I was referred to it by an influential physician leader in my life (Walking and Talking about Physician Wellness with Dawn Clark, MD, Physician Chief Wellness Facilitator), as the medical profession works to understand how to make itself to be more resilient in service to humanity.
I don’t think understanding physicians should be a prerequisite for receiving compassionate care. However/and, in working to lead with physicians or create the physicians of tomorrow, a little understanding goes a long way.
It was another interesting year of photography. Below is a calendar of the most interesting (as deemed by Flickr.com’s automation) photos for each month, and below that a few more picks.
All photos continue to be Creative Commons Licensed for use* to promote a healthy and inclusive human spirit.
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Do I really mean thanks when I say thanks? An esteemed colleague of mine asked me recently, “When you say ‘thank you’ via social media to someone using your photos, are you truly thanking them?” The answer is an unequivocal yes! My photographs are Creative Commons Licensed, and meant to be used to promote the … Continue reading Why some people don’t get a thank you for using my photos
Catching up on my reading…as this American Heart Association (@American_Heart) Scientific Statement was published in 2015, however it’s very exhaustive. And even more skeptical than I am about these things.