It’s been a busy few months, so I’m reminding myself to update my website with what’s been going on. We continue to enjoy adjusting to life in Baltimore, although crab-cakes are very pricey right now, so we’re waiting for an easing in the over-inflated crab market before we really dive in. It’s a city that […]
Read More Profit, Puns, and Lasting Love
A brief guide for patients becoming a telepatient for their next video visit.
Read More Being a Telepatient
I wrote/drew this opinion piece for the LA Times two years ago, right before COVID drastically changed the landscape of… well, everything. Unfortunately, care for seriously ill loved ones has not gotten any easier during the pandemic, and patients and families still often struggle to meet the demands of illness in their living rooms. Now […]
Read More The Weight of Caring at Home
DURHAM, NC – When it comes to updating a website, I landed on Santa’s lump-of-coal list for yet another year. In my defense, it’s been a busy one. Apart from the usual pandemic chaos which continues to upend all of our lives, my spouse Bethany and I, along with our loyal pup Lily, have been […]
Read More Closing a Chapter
It’s been a busy year, so in one sweep, I’m going to catch my InkVessel site up to date on the art I’ve made in the last 6 months: First, amid the torrent of angst all of us were feeling about the early days of the outbreak, I produced this piece for the L.A. Times […]
Read More The Pandemic Draws On
Latest illustrated essay is here on Medium… Below are the first few frames. Click here to go to Medium and keep reading.
Read More Before the pandemic, U.S. healthcare already had a crisis.
“As we take stock of masks, gloves, and ventilators, we must also be ready to dig deep into our reserves of patience, communication, and compassion.” Nathan A. Gray, MD
Read More Palliative Care in the Time of COVID
When it comes to courageous healthcare heroes, it’s hard to think of anyone quite like Dame Cicely Saunders – nurse, social worker, doctor, and an extraordinary spark in bringing rigorous compassion to medicine… I’m excited to share my comic on the life of Dame Saunders published with Annals of Internal Medicine just in time for […]
Read More The woman who changed how we die…
I had the honor of taking up a digital pen in the L.A. Times alongside my inspiring colleague Dr. Fumiko Chino (now a Radiation Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) to tell her story of how the “financial toxicity” of cancer treatments brought her own life to the brink of ruin. You can read […]
Read More Drowning in a Flood of Cancer Debt
The things people say (and don’t say) at the end never cease to surprise me… Here’s the link to my comic, made for Spiralbound on Medium, about the tremendous privilege of sitting together alongside both the marvel and the messes of dying words.
Read More Dying Words Aren’t What I Imagined