Archive for February 2018

We Are An Item Now. 10 Things We Can Do About It.

“I didn’t know the two of you were an item!” It was an off-the-cuff remark by Terri, a new member of our Sunday morning tennis drill group. She had been playing with us for a few weeks, but apparantly the rumor mill was a little slow. “We are an item? Well, we’ve been married for... Read more »

Should I Have Been More Charitable With My Fitbit?

I’ve been working out quite a bit lately. Lots of cardio time on the treadmill and elliptical. Been getting back to my old Saturday morning boot camp as well. My new Fitbit helps me track just how fast my heart is ticking.  I enjoy having it, but every time I look at it I have a twinge of... Read more »

Build a Bridge; Save a Life. Let's Prevent More Mass Killings

I was going to write about tennis. The blog was all written in my head, and I had most of it down on the page. But I kept thinking to myself, “Is this really what I want to be writing about?” While lots of good things have been happening in my family, other families are... Read more »

From the Autopsy Files - The Triangle of Death

A recent article in the New York Times had me thinking about surprise diagnoses I had made in my career. Most were made via an unexpected finding on a biopsy examination, but the first was undoubtedly during my Pathology residency, spending manyy hours in the morgue on the hospital autopsy rotation. Mr. Jones was an... Read more »

My Evolution: Three Dogs at Night

Evolution. Darwin promoted it, science supports it, and even some politicians believe in it. And as the world around has evolved, so has my relationship to the height of evolution, the canine. Slowly, over time, I have learned to…accept. I was raised in a dogless apartment; Mousy, a first generation house cat, was the ruler... Read more »

The Walking Man Is Back, But He Is No Longer Alone

I saw him again this morning. It was the early gloamin’ hours, maybe 5:30 a.m. Sunrise was not yet near, but the streets were sufficiently illuminated by the three-quarter moon, glimmering weakly behind stars, a sorry remnant of the dominating “Super Blue Blood Moon” of days before. Every third or fourth porch light was on, waiting... Read more »

President Donald Trump Salutes Super Blog CC

To recognize this blog’s 200th edition, I have asked President Trump to comment. Below is an unedited transcript of a voicemail I received this morning. “Ok, this is President Trump. I love CiCi’s Pizza. Love their pizza buffet. It’s huuuuge. And the pepperoni slices are big enough to cover up a porn star’s…oh wait, Sarah... Read more »