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Dr. Curious

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My Curiosity Lab
travel, early retirement, FIRE, travel, self experimentation
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Pennsylvania, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Physician (Radiologist)
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When I was a child, I could think of nothing more awesome than becoming a mountain climber. My aspirations were largely due to a large cliff we would often drive past, sheer and rocky in the summer and covered with huge icicles in the winter. I told my parents of my aspirations frequently. To their […] The post Best Future Career: Doctor, Engineer, or Plumber' appeared first on My Curiosity Lab. ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 11:36 AM
I am awake with the possums and raccoons this week for my periodic week of night shift. Removed from the chaos of a house with young children, and from the daylight, my hospital office is quiet, dark, and deep. These weeks are disruptive, not only to my circadian rhythm, but also to my whole family’s schedule. […] The post What Is Your Well-Being Index' appeared first on My Curiosity Lab. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Adult life is complicated and sometimes crappy. In the Curious household, we have hit one of life’s inevitable rough patches over the last few weeks. Nothing too serious, and first-world problems for the most part, but still enough to cause significant stress, exhaustion, and a few tears in both children and adults. Life is much simpler for my 4-month old, but also sometimes crappy. She eats, sleeps, “eliminates,” smiles, rolls over(!), ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 10:36 PM
I played a lot of video games as a kid. My loyalties were to Nintendo—and almost exclusively the early, original Nintendo games. I’m talking Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, and Contra, to name a few of my former faves. When I started college and especially medical school, my free time evaporated quickly along with any remaining development of my video game skills. Why, you may be wondering, am I blathering ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 4:35 PM
WANDERLUST Travel is a passion of mine. When I am not on vacation, I am planning the next one or reflecting on the previous. Research suggests that anticipation of a great trip can be a source of happiness in itself, and I could not agree more. Wanderlust is my periodic travel fix. I will either review one of my favorite destinations or share some research on a dream destination. My aim is not to provide a comprehensive ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 11:29 AM
During my Little League years, I was weirdly thrilled when inclement weather cancelled practice. Admittedly, I didn’t like baseball very much and my coach was kind of a dick. But the real source of excitement was my newfound freedom go home from school, hang out with my friends, and do whatever I pleased. I had an entire evening of unstructured time ahead of me. Not much has changed in the last 30 years: ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 6:37 AM
For those who have not experienced the thousand joys of parenthood, allow me to enlighten you about one of them: a toddler’s trip to the dentist. The night before this was to occur, we noticed our little angel was a bit crankier than usual, and by morning it was clear he was coming down with a cold. Not good. My wife had assured me he had behaved like an angel during his ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 6:46 AM
Let’s start with some word association. Nanny. What is the first thought that pops into your mind? Do you picture Mary Poppins or Maria from The Sound of Music (I guess Julie Andrews plays a good nanny)? If you were raised in a lower or middle class family (like I was), do you dismiss nannies as an overindulgence of the rich who don’t wish to take responsibility for raising their own children? Did ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 6:12 AM
When I first visited California at the age of thirty, it was love at first sight. We flew into Los Angeles for a stunning wedding in Laguna Beach; drove up the stunning Pacific Coast Highway; hiked the stunning edifice of Half Dome in Yosemite; wandered the steep, hip (and stunning) streets of San Francisco; and recovered with more than a few stunning glasses of Cabernet in Napa. Gazing in a ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Dr. Jim Dahle, aka the White Coat Investor, was gracious enough to allow me to write a guest post on his website about my (thankfully limited) experience with medical malpractice. I have been reading his website since near the time of its inception, and he played a large role in my financial salvation, so I am truly honored to be featured. Here is a preview: “Two days into it, and my tropical beach vacation ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 5:12 AM


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