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I’m back.

May 6th, 2007 · 117 Comments

As one can tell from scrolling through the sparse entries over the past 6 weeks, I’ve been laying low. It’s actually been a nice little holiday - I find that a break every now and again helps gets the creative juices flowing again. Plus I’ve been working on a couple of other projects, […]

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Tags: Government · Medicine · Oncology · Politics · Rant


March 5th, 2007 · 7 Comments

How ironic is this: Dick Cheney developed a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) … right in the middle of DVT awareness month!
Must. Fight. Urge. To make. Snarky. Comment. And. End up. Under. NSA. Surveillance.
Whaddaya think the odds are of Mr. Cheney seeking treatment at, oh … I don’t know … Walter Reed Army Hospital ?!?
[Nota bene: […]

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Tags: Medicine · Politics

We interrupt this blog for this brief political message …

March 1st, 2007 · No Comments

You may resume your regular programming …
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Tags: Humor · Politics

National Insecurity

February 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’ve been trying to keep my mainstream media intake to a minimum of late: as much as I like to be informed, too much dreck tends to give me a stomach ache. If the networks took the accumulated hours spent on covering the untimely death of a former nude model and used it to […]

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Tags: Politics

Save the National Cancer Institute from You-Know-Who

January 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Remember how last year how the do-nothing, Republican-controlled Congress failed to approve any of the 2007 budgets?
Well, the current Congress has its work cut out for it, and unless there is significant public outry (or some other miracle), the President’s proposed cuts to the National Institute of Health and National Cancer Institute budgets could cause […]

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Tags: Cancer · Politics

I love (the) New York(er)

August 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

For many, many, many reasons, I love the New Yorker.
I love it as much as I love the really good issues of the New England Journal.
And here are a couple of reasons why.
First, who else would publish this:

And then, to put Adam Gopnik as the first story in The Talk of the Town and let […]

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Tags: Humor · Politics