Inga

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  • Let Inga Tell You: The scourge of home ownership

    Let Inga Tell You: The scourge of home ownership

    LET INGA TELL YOU: There are times when home ownership feels like the worst idea ever. Like, for example, when you have a difficult-to-diagnose problem that you just know is going to suck up endless amounts of time and money and still may not get resolved. Such was the case recently when we noticed...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Following up from previous columns

    Let Inga Tell You: Following up from previous columns

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Well, I haven't always been winning friends lately, particularly not among gastroenterologists, environmentalists, and even a few dentists. To follow up: Dental offices: I wrote a column recently called "Down in the mouth" about coming in for a routine teeth cleaning to my long-time...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Inga's all-time favorite quotes

    Let Inga Tell You: Inga's all-time favorite quotes

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Over the years, I've been collecting favorite quotes — way too many to list here. But this week I'd like to share a few, some of which seem truly prescient for their time — especially the first three: "In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take." —...

  • Let Inga Tell You: For the love of Lily

    Let Inga Tell You: For the love of Lily

    LET INGA TELL YOU: When Olof and I were asked to be dog foster parents a year and a half ago, we were clear to the rescue agency that we were not going to have another permanent dog. We had been utterly flattened for months after the sudden death of our English bulldog, Winston. He was a total...

  • Let Inga Tell You: The last parking place in La Jolla

    Let Inga Tell You: The last parking place in La Jolla

    LET INGA TELL YOU: It is a new era when you select your bank based not on their financial services but on the strategic location of their parking lot. Thanks to them, I always have a half hour of parking in downtown La Jolla. I consider it a mental health move. I used to tell myself during the...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Colonoscopies, Revisited

    Let Inga Tell You: Colonoscopies, Revisited

    LET INGA TELL YOU: I was genuinely surprised when one of the biggest responses I've ever received to a column was to the one about colonoscopies. (The recent column about high-pressure dentists had a surprising response, too, but I'll follow up on that one another time.) I will merely say that...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Water leaks and dyslexic meter readers

    Let Inga Tell You: Water leaks and dyslexic meter readers

    LET INGA TELL YOU: Editor's Note: This column, originally published in June, 2015, addresses the issues of water leaks and misread water meters currently in the news.   It's never good news when your refrigerator suddenly starts sounding like a fountain. We actually have a small recirculating outdoor...

  • Let Inga Tell You: Home and on the mend

    Let Inga Tell You: Home and on the mend

    LET INGA TELL YOU: As I told my husband Olof as they were moving him from the Cardiac ICU to the Trauma ICU, I wasn't that desperate for column material. A week before his recent heart attack-cum-traumatic-brain-injury, I had been wondering aloud at dinner whether after nine years of writing my...

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