Photo Friday: 6th and I Synagogue, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: 6th and I Synagogue, Washington, DC USA

At sunset, The Sixth and I (@SixthandI) Synagogue featuring the iconic cornerstone laid in 1906:

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Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and Ancestors, Washington, DC USA

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” (probably misattributed to Lao Tzu)

Washington, DC, USA has a natural release valve for the times when people need to be in the present – you don’t have to walk very far to spend time with the spirits and the ancestors.

And then you walk a little farther to see the future being born.

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Photo Friday: Isn't Washington, DC Beautiful?

Photo Friday: Isn’t Washington, DC Beautiful?

When borrowing a good lens, it’s easy to find great material in the nation’s capital. Enjoy.

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Photo Friday: #ProtectTransKids Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: #ProtectTransKids Washington, DC USA

I’m 100% sure I was watching history when I took this photograph, outside of the White House, in Washington, DC (of course).

It features the leaders of the health issue of our time – equal opportunity to exist in society for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and in this case transgender.
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Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Signs of Regret (of the Dying), Washington, DC USA

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.” She recorded their dying epiphanies in a book, Five Regrets of the Dying.

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Photo Friday: Lafayette Square, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Lafayette Square, Washington, DC USA

Lafayette Square, the site of everything from made-up cocaine purchases to strolls on the way to the future, is this week’s photo. Part of the series below. Enjoy. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Newest Addition to Health Care - Safe Bathrooms

Photo Friday: Newest Addition to Health Care – Safe Bathrooms

When I had the opportunity to shadow family physician Michelle Quiogue, MD (@DrMicheQ) at Kaiser Permanente Kern County recently, I spied this, the first time I have seen the new all gender signage standards in the wild. Prior to this day, I had seen them in the signage standards guide but never in real life.

It was a great an unexpected moment – in Bakersfield, California. Great, almost moving, because I know the feeling of finally being “seen” after being invisible in society – any member of a vulnerable or underrepresented group knows this feeling.
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