Author Archives: Alan Sanderson

About Alan Sanderson

I am a medical doctor, trail runner, and musician.

Christmas, Upside-Down

Has your Christmas been turned upside-down? You’re in good company. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One of my family traditions, started when my oldest kids were little, is to illustrate the Christmas story from the Bible, one scene at a … Continue reading

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Taking It Religiously

I wish more people would take religion religiously by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One day in clinic I was seeing a patient in follow up. At her previous visit I had given her a prescription to help with her migraine … Continue reading

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Treadmill Journal, Part 2: Speaking for the Voiceless

“This doctrine is not of me, but is that of the living God and of his divine Son.” by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I woke up to the baby calling early in the morning, about half an hour before my … Continue reading

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Imagining Is Doing

A neurologic perspective on the Higher Law by Alan B. Sanderson, MD How would you like to learn to play the piano without having to spend hours practicing at the keyboard? It turns out that you can, although the process … Continue reading

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Treadmill Journal, Part 1: The First Miles!

Putting a few exclamation points behind the Prophet’s words. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Treadmills are boring. Running on a treadmill is only slightly better than not running at all. But sometimes the treadmill is my best or only option, … Continue reading

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Between Their Loved Home and the War’s Desolation

The human cost of war, and those who pay it by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Vietnam was a hard war to come home from. My dad was told to change into civilian clothes as soon as possible after the flight … Continue reading

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Persuasion and Choice

Thoughts on brain plasticity and the doctrine of agency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once received a letter from a woman informing me that her son, my patient, had died. Her letter was written to thank me for the … Continue reading

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