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Cover Release



My book, Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales, will be released mid-November by Texas Tech University Press. The cover design for the book is above. The design is simple and immediately conjures up a physician with his black medical bag and dangling stethoscope. I believe the cover describes what the book is about, a memoir detailing patient stories that tell of courage, pathos, and humor.

I welcome your thoughts on the book cover. My book is intended for a popular audience. It shares  stories of brave individuals living with and thriving despite their neurological illnesses. All of us at some time will likely face a chronic illness in ourselves or loved ones and this book will assist in preparing for this challenge. It also should benefit health care professionals and serve as a reminder of the wonderful opportunity we have to involve ourselves so intimately in the lives of those for whom we care.

The book is dedicated to those who trusted me enough to share their personal stories of courage, pathos, heroism, and inspiration.

Mid-November Book Release Announced


My publisher has announced my forthcoming book, Carrying The Black Bag: A Neurologist’s Bedside Tales, will be released mid-November. This blog will continue to address interesting aspects of Ranching and Retirement but will also begin to increasingly emphasize Reading and wRiting (The Four R’s).

Soon you will see changes in the appearance of the blog reflecting the added emphasis on writing and my book. I hope you will follow  the excitement of bringing my book to press with its many twists and turns. The most important aspect is sharing these poignant patient stories as they are no longer able to give voice to them.

Coming soon: The Cover Release. Roll the drums!