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Daniel A.

Arlington, Virginia
My name is Daniel Albrant and I'm a doctoral trained and licensed pharmacist with 20+ years of clinical experience. Most of my practice life has been spent caring for the sickest of persons in intensive care units (ICUs). Over the last several years I have been focusing more on end-of-life issues... Full Bio
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Preparation by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Advent is a season for spiritual preparation. It's the coming of the new liturgical year; it is a period of expectant waiting; it's an opportunity to connect once again - o ... Read on »
Advent by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Haven't written in a while - still struggling to find the new rhythm in my work patterns. I think that I'll be moving to writing once weekly on Saturdays instead of twice w ... Read on »
Willpower by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Finished a very one-sided conversation with my almost 19 year old son just now. Classic interaction with a member of the so called "Entitled Generation". Not making enough ... Read on »
A parable by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sorry for the delay in posting - can't believe it's been almost exactly a month. I've recently started back to full-time pharmacist shift work and it's thrown me for a loop ... Read on »
Minimizing by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sorry I missed posting on Monday - I've got a new work routine and it's throwing a wrench in my "usual and customary" schedule. Today's musing is all about the problem of m ... Read on »
Generativity by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Musing today on the ability of G-d to create things and to take those things already created (us in particular) and transform them/us to make them/us new. YHWH is THE Creat ... Read on »
Just an Ounce by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My professional world is healthcare. I have worked in it steadily since the mid-1980's and have seen much change. However, much of the change has been in the form of new t ... Read on »
Seven Words by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was grabbed by a provocative and challenging article in the most recent Christian Century journal (September 5, 2012) entitled, "The Gospel in Seven Words". The CC asked ... Read on »
Learning Impaired by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Two days from now a new report will be released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on creating learning organizations in healthcare. The wag in me says that this is an oxym ... Read on »
Public Health Crisis by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Missing in much of the public debate in America about the health care system is the alarming lack of public health professionals. In a report by the American Schools of Pub ... Read on »
Relational Poverty by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was struck this morning by a phrase from an interview in the August 22nd Christian Century magazine. The interviewee is a young Mennonite pastor who was reflecting on wha ... Read on »
Real Gratitude by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was reading "Naked Spirituality" by Brian D. McLaren this morning as part of my daily devotional. From it came a new Hebrew word "dayenu". Dayenu is used in a special so ... Read on »
Mission Critical by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's interesting and enlightening to spend time with High Schoolers who are not your own. I'm on mission this week with said teens from my church. I find that time spent w ... Read on »
Compassionate Courage by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My family and I had to say good-bye to our beloved yellow Labrador Max on Monday. Max was 8 years old and had developed lymphoma. Over the course of the last 4 months he h ... Read on »
Me First! by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Thinking today about the Olympics and the US's demand of its athletes to finish first. We are gold medal crazy, aren't we?! It saddens me every Olympics to see the hype ab ... Read on »
It's a Virtual Life by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Stimulated by my ongoing disagreement with my 18+ year old child, I've wandered into this idea that we've a whole generation (probably more) that are missing out on life. P ... Read on »
Have You Not Heard? by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This week's sermon is based on Isaiah 40, a truly wonderful chapter in an inspired book. There is great wisdom and pathos in the exhilic literature. Unfortunately, it is o ... Read on »
Just the Facts by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Those of you who are of an age (or who get TV Land) will be familiar with Sgt. Joe Friday of the television series "Dragnet". His famous one liner was, "Just the facts..." ... Read on »
Who Cares? by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living New report out that 30% of adults in the U.S. are caregivers. That's a staggering number of people who, in addition to everything else they are doing, provide care to needy ... Read on »
A Piece of G-d? by Daniel A. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, so scientists have possibly found the essence of a sub-atomic particle that the popular press has dubbed the "G-d Particle". Mind you, they haven't actually found the ... Read on »