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Volume 5; Issue 2

These “Quick Writes” tell of humanity and empathy: A woman who cooked; an elderly couple struggling with dementia and end of life; a physician struggling with guilt; an adult daughter, now a mother, reaching out to her physician-mother for medical advice.

These stories, created in 15-minute writing sessions and then minimally polished, demonstrate the power of what can be done in just a few minutes.

Companion to these written pieces, I have chosen images: Paintings that explore science and medicine, and photographic artwork, mostly landscapes, on which to feast your eyes.

—Max McMillen, ELS