My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

This piece was also published in Australian Doctor. I'd never done the doctor in public thing. That's not true, I'd popped back a dislocated shoulder at the gym. I'd been waiting for a cardiac arrest on a long haul flight, but in fact it came one prosaic lunchtime Sunday. I was in Washington, D.C, and … Continue reading My first Good Samaritan moment, supporting cast: a large buttocked man and a bison burger

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Ta-Nehisi Coates and black bodies

I travelled to the US recently, because it’s an intriguing place. I enjoyed the consequences of plate tectonics, found the people who voted for Trump (another story), and ate my first ‘smore. But this time I was conscious of something new. Over the last few years I’d realised the extent of my antipodean ignorance of … Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates and black bodies