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Goodbye Summer...Hello Autumn!

Goodbye Summer…

Growing up in New England you get used to summer lasting only a few weeks. Of course, here in DC it seems like summer lasts a lot longer as temperatures can be in the 90s in April…. However, in Boston the weather in Spring may not be very Spring-like as I remember a snowstorm one year in June!

The end of summer is always sad to me. In June it seemed like there were an almost infinite number of possibilities for the coming season….then by September you are faced with all the fantastic activities that you failed to pursue. This summer was pretty good. There was the obligatory "honey-do" list which including clearing out closets of junk ("What do you mean I should throw out my high school soccer jacket?!?) but I did learn to wakeboard ("Wow Dad you look pretty good for a fat, hairy, balding, old guy!")…

The Bob Seger song "Night Moves" sums up my view of the end of summer:

I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wonder…

Free Advice is Worth What You Pay for It....

Recently my older brother Steven and I were having a discussion about the Internet and this Blog in particular. He wondered why I spent so much time and effort responding to posts from patients all over the country and the world whom I would never meet face to face. In addition, we discussed the fact that I often referenced Mom and Dad in my posts and shared my grief over her final illness and passing at the end of May.

Honestly, the whole blog thing is out of character for me. In fact, I am a rather introverted person. I do not do well at cocktail parties and have a real problem putting names and faces together...although I pretty much have my kids down pat at this point...more or less. Yet my profession requires me to delve into the most intimate of details when working with a couple. Few issues are as difficult to discuss as those concerning reproduction and family building. Money is another one and as many of our treatments are not covered by insurance, money enters into the decisi…