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About ddxdx

A Family physician, former county coroner and former Idaho State Senator

Coroner Story: Another Gun

This call came right after dinner. Martha would wrangle the little girls to bed, I could go do the coroner business and keep being a doctor in the morning. I was chipper. I didn’t have to go far. It was … Continue reading

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Borders

Dale found this service both meaningful and convenient. The militia had discussed the southern border problem for weeks but had finally come to this compromise. The whole militia could have loaded up and gone down to Texas where they would … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: A Gun

I was starting one of my usual working days, seeing patients as a family physician.  I got a call from the sheriff’s office early in the morning.  I was interrupted from seeing a physical to come out and talk to … Continue reading

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Coroner Poem#7

Apartments full of sleeping students Draped with white sheets of snow Over the old apple orchard knoll Where he shot himself some years ago. He sat on an old apple tree stump. Facing south, there was no sun only cloud. … Continue reading

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Idiots

Are we, or are they? Maybe they just think we are. Megan Blanksma is no idiot. But her posture of protecting us from government intrusion makes me think she might think us so. Shame on her. She wants to change … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Hunting

It’s hard not to think of the families, you know.  There is a job to do, and you do your best.  Still, it can be heartbreaking. It was a Saturday, fall, mid day.  I was on call as the doctor … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Not made for TV

This is one that I’m sure would’ve had a different ending if it was on a TV show.  Not enough drama in the truth.  They gotta give you a wrapped up bad guy, led away with someone, some detective giving … Continue reading

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Seasons

The Idaho legislature has its seasons. Old hands know this, and young bucks and does have figured it out too. You, the interested public should also know it. I don’t communicate this like I’m a wise old sage. Many are … Continue reading

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Again

I had this conversation with my wife yesterday about Idaho’s abortion laws. I have told this before, but she said I needed to say it again. She didn’t remember. Maybe you don’t either. The Idaho antiabortion statutes are so confusing, … Continue reading

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Coroner Story: Alone

I often seek solitude, but it’s always temporary. I lived very isolated for a couple years and I got a clear sense what it was doing to my psyche. So, I jumped back into the world. But I still tend … Continue reading

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