September 5, 2018

Just today I completed a successful visit to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts. This may not seem like a huge accomplishment, but for me it felt like a triumph compared to my last two visits for a license renewal. In the best of circumstances making a tri...

August 23, 2018

In mid-morning of October 2nd, 1996 I was in my second floor bathroom tub in the midst of heavy labor with my first son. I had chosen to have a home birth for several reasons, one of which was that I was not a big fan of hospitals to begin with. I bristled at the thoug...

TIMBo Spotlight: Guest Blog 

I have been blessed with an incredible education.

I attended Yale University where I majored in Philosophy and learned how to think critically and argue wisely. Following this I attended Brown University for medical school where I was encour...

June 23, 2018

Nora is  4 years old. She and her family have traveled to the United States seeking asylum. It has been a long and difficult journey, but with her mother keeping her close she trusts that she will be safe.

When she arrives at the border with her family she is taken from...

June 16, 2018

Through my life I have had more than one experience that has brought me to my knees. Like many people, I have had sudden and unexpected changes that shifted the course of my life — but not before leaving me in a place of the complete unknown. A helpless place, that I c...

May 15, 2018

In recent news, the Dominican author Junot Diaz wrote a deeply resonant account of his childhood rape and the lifelong effect the trauma had on his thoughts, actions, behaviors, world view, and sense of identity. Not surprisingly, an immediate reaction from many women...