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A mile in these shoes …

February 18th, 2007 · 117 Comments

“I love Scandinavian consumer goods”. I actually had a dream about that phrase last night. It is clearly because I spent the better part of the afternoon installing an Elfa shelving system in our utility room. Now, I’m a left-handed Jew, which puts me in the highest possible risk group for causing […]

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Seeds.

January 9th, 2007 · 3 Comments

As I sit here on the BMT floor for another night’s call, I have the makings of what will likely be a lengthy essay stirring around in my mind.  Much has happend over the past 48 hours at the hospital - much of it important enough to me to want to put it into words. 
However, […]

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Books.

January 4th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man.  Nothing else that he builds ever lasts.  Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build on others.  But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, […]

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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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Drinking my morning coffee while listening to NPR reporting on my morning coffee …

September 28th, 2006 · 2 Comments

An interesting story on Morning Edition today about how less may be more when it comes to caffeine. I’m not quite sure if I’d be willing to try this experiment. I couldn’t imagine a morning without a couple of mugs of the good stuff.
A little further down the page I noticed a blurb […]

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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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I miss my blog!

September 19th, 2006 · No Comments

I’ve been sequestered in a 5-day intensive review of pediatric oncology since last Wednesday, and as a result I’ve had little time to write anything. The course finished this afternoon and of course tonight I’m on-call on the BMT floor. Well, at least it will give me a chance to catch up with […]

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Science on the Radio

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

As I was doing my daily cell culture work, I had WBUR on the radio and heard three particularly good science and/or medicine-related stories.
First was an interesting piece on the potential for corporations outsourcing major surgeries for their insured employees to countries such as Thailand or India. Now, while this probably hasn’t happened much, […]

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One more thing …

February 27th, 2006 · No Comments

This is my favorite site that I came across today: Benjamin Frankin’s Plan for Future Conduct. It’s not nearly as severe as William Bennett’s rant. It’s nice, mild even. Definitely worth a look.
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