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Life is like the game of dominoes

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Drs Ekstrom and Bunkis were in Boston last week, participating in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. Dr. Bunkis was asked to moderate some panels and to judge some poster displays. As always, yes, some work was involved but we got to see old friends and colleagues, meet some new people, eat some fabulous meals, enjoy some old sights, visit with children and grandchildren and see some new sights.

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Bliss on the San Juan River, NM

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Little in life is as peaceful as a good day of fishing. I have fished since the 1950’s and would be hard pressed to remember one of those times as not being satisfying and fulfilling. Yes, I have gotten cold and wet, have dumped a canoe on a three day fishing trip, have fished in freezing weather for steelhead on the Ho River on the Olympia Peninsula in December – and those too are now fond memories.

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Time Marches On

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This past week, Orange County Plastic Surgery wished Katie Finaldi godspeed on the next leg of her career. Katie responded to an ad for a receptionist in our office in May of 2020, just as we were reopening from the COVID shutdown. Her CV was different from the ones that usually came across my desk when evaluating candidates. Let me give you a taste of what I read: Katie Finaldi grew up in Corona (of course, lived on a street called Finaldi Way, but that’s another story). She had spent the previous decade in Maryland. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University, where she was on the Dean’s List and was the Founder and President of the American Choral Directors Association.

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Being Alive versus Living Well

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This past week, Orange County Plastic Surgery wished Katie Finaldi godspeed on the next leg of her career. Katie responded to an ad for a receptionist in our office in May of 2020, just as we were reopening from the COVID shutdown. Her CV was different from the ones that usually came across my desk when evaluating candidates. Let me give you a taste of what I read: Katie Finaldi grew up in Corona (of course, lived on a street called Finaldi Way, but that’s another story). She had spent the previous decade in Maryland. Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University, where she was on the Dean’s List and was the Founder and President of the American Choral Directors Association.

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