Monthly Archives: April 2007

Criterium Success!

Yee ha! I decided to go ahead and enter the tuesday night women’s crit this week and guess what…I survived! not only did I survive, but I got 3rd place AND won $5! It was awesome. We did paceline practice first, then the women & juniors raced and the men were super supportive. It was basically the 2 collegitae women…

The Message. By Flea.

Flea’s Message Our culture is suffused with messages telling parents that their children are sick, or potentially sick: one sniffle away from certain doom. Flea’s message is that American children are the healthiest children that ever lived on planet Earth. We should celebrate our good fortune. The culture tells us the children are defined by series of capital letters: ADD,…

Ask Me…

A great article by Edwin Leap who writes for Emergency Medicine News. I get this mag monthly in my mailbox, but currently have about six of them stacked up to read. I got the link to this article from Grunt Doc. I was thinking. Maybe, as we do our time-outs and scrub our hands red, as we smile and get…

Wheelbuilding

Ah, yes. The perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. This is a project that’s been on my mind for over 15 years, since seeing my college roommate, build his own wheel, then crash & burn on it. He never did get that tooth fixed. This is a key step in my singlespeed project (yes, it’s been a year,…

Burnout

Notes on a Physician’s Life discusses the terminology, and deeper meaning, of the phenomenon of Burnout. If Oliver Wendell Holmes, could, over his toast and marmalade in 1887, say, “… that society is always trying in some way or other to grind us down to a single flat surface. It is hard work to resist this grinding down action”, what…

Isn’t there a shot?

I guess this really shouldn’t irritate me, except in light of the fact that we had four sequential codes in the ER today, the urgency of this case escaped me. Basically a nice older lady in a personal care home with 5 minutes of facial droop totally resolved. Physician appropriately called. Patient appropritately transferred to ER for evaluation. Son promptly…

Fish Dream

Mabye my last post was too morbid or sad to garner any comments. So I thought I’d share something more lighthearted. Any comments on dream interpretation are welcome. For some background, my dad & I went fishing together for the first time in many, many years about 2 weeks ago. He thinks it’d been about six, but I think it’s…