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Entries from March 2006

Trapped …

March 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

What a shame to be trapped indoors on such a beautiful day. It’s 72F outside here in lovely Washington DC, and I’ve been outside for a sum total of 10 minutes. I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll have a chance to stroll down to the Jefferson Memorial where the cherry blossoms are in full […]

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Off to D.C.

March 30th, 2006 · No Comments

Off to D.C. for a couple of days for a meeting. I’m sure that I’ll be writing something from the road at some point. It’s always hard to sleep in a hotel for the first few days. Here’s a good Doonsbury on the current trends towards science education in this country. […]

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Farewell to winter …

March 28th, 2006 · No Comments

It’s a lovely 55 degrees outside, and it looks as if winter is fading fast. I just picked up a roll of assorted black and white photos taken over the past six months. Some here in J.P., some in Nantucket, some at home, and some in Vieques. Looking through them I felt […]

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March 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Is there a hybrid for breakfast ?
Here’s an interesting article to start the day with. From the San Francisco Chronicle, Chad Heeter writes about the hidden costs in our everyday consumer goods. It’s startling once you begin to think about how much petroleum is required to bring us our morning coffee, that […]

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March 27th, 2006 · No Comments

So many new things …
… to write about. I am not quite sure where to begin. The trip to Vieques … spending five days with my fellow fellows … snorkeling (my new favorite outdoor activity) … new books … a new movie … the day in clinic … there are so many options. […]

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March 27th, 2006 · No Comments

Back home …
Big difference between the weather in Vieques and the weather back here in Boston. Much to catch up on. Best pictures from this trip are (as usual) of Julie! More soon.
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March 21st, 2006 · No Comments

To all you Purell addicts out there …
… check the label and make sure you’ve got the real deal. The NY Time published an article today referring to a letter published in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal reminding us that it takes at least 60% ethanol for a hand-sanitizing gel to be properly […]

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March 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Postscript …
One last note (I promise): a huge congratulations to my patient Ethan, who as of yesterday, was exactly 1 year post-stem cell transplant. Today he’s thriving. Ethan - I know that I didn’t call. It’s been a zoo. But I’ve thought about you all day, and I couldn’t be more […]

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March 20th, 2006 · No Comments

One or two for the road …
What is it about the fates? At times they must be looking over my shoulder. I come in early - really early, in fact - to get my work done in preparation for my clinic today, with the absolute intention of not writing anything here this morning, […]

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A loss in the leukemia world …

March 18th, 2006 · 1 Comment

From time to time, particularly when I’m on-call like tonight (yes, I’m on call again for bone marrow transplant), I surf some of my favorite little corners of the internet. One of the more morbid corners that I typical go to is the obituary section of the NY Times. I can’t explain it. […]

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March 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Oy, what a night …
Well, the night on-call lived up to its fullest potential. I made at least three very lovely people cry, and I witnessed the tragic and prolonged end to a young man’s life. There was no way that I could go to the lab and focus. I was completely […]

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March 16th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Does anybody read this?
This is a question I was asked tonight by a colleague of mine. To some extent, I suppose that people do. I know because of the webcounter at the bottom of the page that people, at the least, see the page. As to whether or not anyone reads, or […]

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March 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Not to undermine …
… my own fundraising effort for the Pan-Mass Challenge, but I have to give credit where it’s deserved. Apparently, David Paterson, PhD, a neuroscientist with expertise in Rett’s Syndrome, is participating in the 2006 Boston Marathon as part of the Children’s Hospital Boston Miles for Miracles program. Someone (not sure […]

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March 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Random bits …
Apart from a residual and annoying cough, I’m enjoying that wonderful surge in energy that one feels when recovering from a minor illness (I’ve not recovered from a major illness, so I have to limit myself here). The expanded Ride For Them website is growing nicely on my hard drive thanks to […]

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March 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Back to work …
It took a little bit of effort to drag myself out of bed, but I’m now happily positioned back in the lab today. It was no fun missing clinic yesterday — it’s truly the highlight of my week. People who think that pediatric oncology is all gloom and doom should […]

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