You Can Help Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID Pandemic

By Gail Clifford MD~ Eleven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals remain stressed beyond reason as they incur high levels of personal risk. With patients sicker than we’ve ever seen and too ill to return home, our responsibilities seem to expand every day. As a hospitalist and

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island | Photos Courtesy of the Grand Hotel

The Iconic Film “Somewhere in Time” Turns 40

By Gail Clifford, MD~ [This article contains spoilers for the 1980 film “Somewhere in Time.”] How is it the movie “Somewhere in Time” has remained relevant 40 years after its release? Is it the luscious cinematography? The gorgeous actors? The heartrending music? The beauty of The Grand Hotel?

Getting Started on Genealogy—The Other Winter Sport

By Gail Clifford , MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FHM ~ Winter can be dreary, but it’s the perfect time to pick up an activity you’ve long been meaning to do. Genealogy is the study or tracing of one’s family line from an ancestor. These “family lines” are commonly known as your “family tree.” Most

Austin, Texas and Prescott, Arizona—A Comparison of Two Fabulous Cities

By Gail Clifford ~ If you love Austin, you’ll love Prescott Arizona …The Connections You Never Knew “Home is not a place…it’s a feeling.” After recent visits to both Austin and Prescott, I realized if you love one, you’ll easily love the other, the synchronicity is astounding and you feel,

Paint the Town (Car) Red at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

By Gail Clifford  |  Above photo by Harold Hall, How many places exist where you can paint over existing art? It’s THE reason to stop at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Bring some spray paint and paint this “town” red, green, blue, or yellow. Don’t forget your

Dipping Your Toes in the ExPat Pond, Part 3

What to Look for When You Try Out Living Abroad By Gail Clifford , MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FHM  | The world is full of overseas havens: Great weather, low costs, rich in opportunity. Welcoming, safe communities. Good, inexpensive health care. Freedom, fun, and adventure. In our last article (,

Dipping Your Toes in the ExPat Pond, Part 2

Where To Go? By Gail Clifford , MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FHM  |  Above photo by Claire Tardy | Most people don’t realize how inexpensive life overseas can be. Less work, if you want. More fun. Regardless, taking the leap to move abroad should be all about improving your daily life. Once you’ve made

Dipping Your Toes in the ExPat Pond

By Gail Clifford , MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FHM  |  Above photo by Claire Tardy | Do you enjoy meeting new people and exploring new places? Do you crave a little adventure? Are you flexible enough to consider living in another country? Are you ready to get out there and experience something unknown and

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