T is for Talus, Part II

Anatomy A quick google search and I learned this was not a typical stress fracture. The talus highly specialized under-appreciated part of our anatomy. It’s like one of those things we don’t know about until something happens to it and then we can’t imagine ourselves without it. Deeply embedded in the structure of the ankle […]

T is for Talus, Part I

Denial It was a crisp, chilly, and crystal clear morning in Mill Valley. The sound of the creek and the aroma of the damp redwood forest floor across the street greeted me as I laced up my shoes and skipped down the steps to Miller Avenue. It was high October. I was meeting some friends […]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

When I was young and it was time for bed, I used to leap from one corner of my room to my bed. Flip switch, room dark, one bound and there I was: in bed. Safe. As far as I knew, my parents and brother didn’t know about my compulsion. Even in my childish imagination, […]