Sunday, March 21, 1993

Somewhere over the Atlantic. I've spent the last nineteen years learning how to be Doogie Howser M.D. Now it's time to learn how to be just Doogie.

Friday, February 26, 1993

Tonight I did the unthinkable...I acted like a impulsive, crazy, hormonal genius.

Friday, February 5, 1993

I examined the facts to find out the truth. But, Vinnie showed me that I had to look beyond the truth to find justice.

Wednesday, January 20, 1993

Only pain can come to a jealous heart. I couldn't live with Michelle seeing other guys. Now i'll have to live without Michelle.

Tuesday, January 12, 1993

Vinnie was sure he was a loser and ended up failing in love. I was sure I was a genious and almost failed in medicine. Sometimes the person who can make the biggest fool out of you is yourself.

Friday, January 1, 1993

New Years resolutions... Worry less. Party harder. Live large. And ALWAYS be kind to strangers.

Sunday, December 13, 1992

A mother-son relationship has many stages: unconditional love, animosity, rejection, friendship...It's alot to go through alll in one weekend.

Saturday, December 12, 1992

Each time I took a second look, Someone was given a second chance. Being wrong has never felt so right.

Friday, November 27, 1992

Ray and I got caught up in comparing ourselves to others. It doesn't matter weither you think too much of yourself or too little, either way you lose.

Thursday, November 26, 1992

The Pilgrims ventured into a new land bonded by a common past, On this Thanksgiving Vinnie and I have chossen to make an equally bold journey together into adulthood.

Tuesday, November 3, 1992

Before my first solo surgery, Thinking I wasn't perfect was my greatest fear. But, knowing I'm not perfect has become my greatest asset.

Sunday, October 18, 1992

Finally, my own place. From this moment on, I live my own life, I answer to no one. I'm finally free! Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

Saturday, October 10, 1992

A physiscan searches others for signs of illness and disease. A human being searches others for signs of of hiimself. humanity is a profession we all share.

Monday, May 4, 1992

"A riot is at bottom, the language of the unheard" -Martin Luther King. I've been taught that the best wauy to learn a language is to try and speak it. This time I better just shut up and listen.

Sunday, December 15, 1991

This week Vinnie introduced me to three really brilliant healers, Moe, Larry, and Curly. They taught me that medicine may heal the body, but laughter heals the soul.

Sunday, December 1, 1991

Spent Saturday night proving the art of conversation is not dead... maybe just a little more expensive. A small price to pay for finding a new best friend.

Friday, October 11, 1991

This week I butted heads with a very stubborn, closed- minded person. I'm just glad I had the sense to realize that it was me.

Saturday, September 28, 1991

Everyone has a sacred dream. Will's dream is the most sacred of I guess some sacred dreams are just more sacred then others.

Monday, February 11, 1991

This year, our annual father- son vacation included an extra "son". Vinnie climbed a long way with my take a small step with his.

Saturday, January 26, 1991

The best success is ussually the one you risk the most to acheive. But tonight I learned that sometimes just taking the risk is it's own reward.

Tuesday, November 6, 1990

Getting away with a lie may be a good magic trick... But honesty works wonders. Vinnie and I started out in opposite directions and ended up in the same place: The truth.

Friday, November 2, 1990

Thanksgiving. Had Turkey and Pumpkin pie. Granpa ate Crow. Dad sampled the fruits of victory. Vinnie tasted sweet sadisfaction. I hope the leftovers last all year.

Wednesday, October 10, 1990

Doctor Doogie died. Candace is going to live. Good trade... his death for her life.

Wednesday, September 26, 1990

I had my dream again last night. Being a seventeen- year- old doctor is a monster. But the dream taught me that the monster can't hurt me as long as we keep dancing. Feet don't fail me now.

Monday, June 11, 1990

Why am I busting my butt as a doctor while Wanda is strolling down the Champs Elysees? Maybe if I knew a little less, I'd have time to live a little more. Even when you're a genius, life's a mystery.

Tuesday, May 1, 1990

I could've made love tonight... but I didn't. Now i know why... I love someone else.

Saturday, April 28, 1990

Wanda and I broke up tonight. If I don't love her anymore, why do I feel so sad?

Saturday, April 14, 1990

It's a hollow victory that comes at someone else's experience... I wish I'd understood that a week ago.

Saturday, March 10, 1990

Tonight my dad heard people say things about him you usually don't hear until you're dead. He couldn't ask for a better reason to go on living.
Tonight my dad heard people say things about him you usually don't hear until you're dead. He couldn't ask for a better reason to go on living.

Saturday, March 3, 1990

I never tought of myself as prejudiced against black people... but after last night, I think I might have to rethink what I thought.

Saturday, February 24, 1990

There's nothing better than being cool and having a lot of friends... except being uncool and having one real friend.

Thursday, February 15, 1990

Fathers and sons... When we're little we want to be just like them. When we're teenagers we want nothing to do with them. When we're adults we end up just like them.

Wednesday, February 7, 1990

Tank Seranski vs. Kid Howser. Tank gave me a black eye, a bloody nose and broke my hand. It was no contest. I killed him.

Saturday, January 27, 1990

I met a really fascinating person this week ...My mother. Go figure.

Wednesday, January 17, 1990

Jealousy. You never outgrow it. As Bogey might have said... The only thing worse than a jealous lover is a slug from a .44... Then again, there's nothing better.

Friday, January 12, 1990

I guess Joe E. Dunn was right -- The best prize of all is knowing that winning isn't always a victory and losing isn't always a defeat.

Monday, December 25, 1989

Christmas. Getting is good. Giving is better. Once you understand that, it's always Christmas.

Friday, December 15, 1989

Helping a little kid got me fired. Public opinion got me rehired. I realize medicine is a business... but the best part of all is listening to your heart.

Saturday, December 9, 1989

Tonight Wanda and I said those three little words "Let's not doit." I love you Wanda Plenn.

Sunday, December 3, 1989

Went on annual fishing trip with Dad. He still talks to the fish. Sill does his bird calls. Still tells the same stories... I can't wait till next year.

Friday, December 1, 1989

Tonight Wanda and I said those three little words "Let's not doit." I love you Wanda Plenn.

Thursday, November 30, 1989

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe if we all spent a little less time beholding -- We'd be a lot happier.

Monday, November 13, 1989

$100,000, a six-week vacation, and my own air-conditioned office vs. Hector Gonzales... No contest.

Tuesday, November 7, 1989

I know that I'm supposed to be the smart one, but when it comes to the art of friendship, Vinnie's a genius.

Wednesday, November 1, 1989

Moved out. Moved back in. Met Charmagne. Ate her nodule. Life is full.
Love is not just flowers and poems. It's compromise and forgiveness. You don't need to be a genius to know that Love is impossible to understand

Tuesday, October 24, 1989

Got arrested. Almost lost a patient. Doesn't take a lot of beer to cause a lot of trouble.

Tuesday, October 17, 1989

Went to see Batman. Parked at Mission Point. Removed Wanda's appendix. Broke up. Got back together. What can I say? Just your average weekend

Saturday, October 7, 1989

Today I made my first real adult decision. I decided to stay a kid a little longer

Thursday, September 21, 1989

Today is my 16th birthday. A major milestone because my driver's license is at long last a reality. Wich means tomorrow, Sept. 22, I'll be behind the wheel on the way to the Harvest Dance with Wanda Plenn, the prettiest most beautiful girl in the whole world.