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Wherefore art thou, spring?

April 7th, 2007 · 8 Comments

The grey weather is starting to get on my nerves a little. Half of the Arnold Arboretum - the jewel of Jamaica Plain - is populated by leafless trees that look no different to me than they did in December. The other half (near Hemlock Hill), while green, is only so because of […]

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Tags: Boston · Photos

Repair Comfort. Decommission War.

March 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

This past weekend, when it was markedly warmer here in Boston, the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was in Boston Harbor prior to being decommissioned (links to lots of photos are available through the most-excellent Boston Blog site Universal Hub).
Now, I’m not big on war, as you may have gathered here. But there […]

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Our Version of Boldface Names

February 17th, 2007 · 5 Comments

There used to be a gossip column in the New York Times. Well, something akin to a gossip column, and thankfully nothing like Page Six in the New York Post. But during its time, Boldface Names was an old-fashioned seen-around-town listing of non-entertainment big names. In what will likely be my only-even […]

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Tags: Boston · Cancer

Hey, Boston … wash your hands!

January 18th, 2007 · 19 Comments

Sometimes I take it for granted that I occupy a part of the world in which there are more Purell dispensers than people.
In fact, at times I wonder if I’ve developed some odd transdermal addiction. I find myself seeing out this glorious gelled delight in settings other than the lab or the hospital. After walking […]

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Tags: Boston · History · Infectious disease · Medicine · Pediatrics

I feel better today.

October 8th, 2006 · 6 Comments

I feel better today for a variety of reasons. First, it was a beautiful day here in Boston. Not a cloud in the sky. A perfectly comfortable 68 degrees. A nice relaxing day at home.
I took my now weekly walk around Jamaica Pond and have posted some of the photos for […]

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Tags: Blogging · Boston · Tidbits

Ephemera

September 25th, 2006 · 9 Comments

For some reason, my clinic schedule today is not particularly friendly to the concept of efficiency. My first patient was scheduled for 10:30a, which means that I could only get 2 or 3 hours uninterrupted lab time this morning. And now, it’s 10:31 and I’m sitting in the workroom waiting. So why not share some […]

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Tags: Boston · Photos · Rant · Tidbits

Morning Constitutional …

September 23rd, 2006 · 2 Comments

The second set of photos for my Jamaica Pond Project is now up. It was a treat to take an hour this morning to walk around the pond. The light rain didn’t bother me, and the gray sky set a perfect mood. I think that I’m going to need a better digital […]

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Front Page News

February 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Wow - I guess I owe Boston Globe columnist Bruce Mohl a token of thanks for quoting me in another column. However, the fact that he’s quoted me by name two weeks in a row may catch someone’s eye.
Back on the 19th, maybe a week after I sent out letters to my […]

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