A wee walk

A blog about a hike across Scotland (and possibly other things)


I am David Brown, a writer living in Baltimore.  From 1991 to 2013 I was a science reporter at The Washington Post, writing about medicine, public health, epidemiology and the life sciences, and occasionally about history and art.  I am also a physician trained in internal medicine who worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine until July 2014.  I am a native of Framingham, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Amherst College.

Should you want to learn a little bit more, I direct your attention to the post “Pat Russell,” which is the last one in “Scotland 2” and can also be found here.


1 Comment

  1. David, it’s John, your fellow post Postie and science department alumnus. I just read your wonderful piece in the WaPo about hiking with Will, who is apparently no longer six years old. Imagine my surprise! It was a wonderful, meditative, funny damn story, and I feel like a better person for having read it. Also, none of my kids will ever hike with me, for reasons of obligation, distance or sloth, so you are one lucky guy.

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