Friday, September 21, 2018

A Prescription I've Been Longing For

Following this morning's skin-carving procedure - no photos will be provided - my dermatologist prescribed a regimen for which I've longed. She said, "Be lazy for a couple of days."

I thought, "I can handle that."

It reminded me of a story I've mentioned before about one of my aunts. She was anemic as a child and was taken to see Dr. Moeur, a rough old guy who later became governor of Arizona. He told my grandmother, "Take that girl home and give her plenty of red meat and red wine."

I've searched the globe for a doctor who'd prescribe red meat and red wine but apparently the medical profession has declined since Dr. Moeur's day.

I'll settle for lazy.


Steve said...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery, Michael.

Michael Wade said...



This should add to the rugged look I've always admired.

My next goal is a dueling scar.


Richard (Rick) Georges said...

Laziness is an art form. Be well, my friend. Remember Steinbeck's quote in Travels With Charlie, in which he describes his life as partly "I've slobbed for a time in utter laziness". That phrase has always informed my life.

Michael Wade said...


Thanks for the Steinbeck line.

One of my favorite memoirs is Malcolm Muggeridge's "Chronicles of Wasted Time."

I'll take your words to heart.