Monday, November 15, 2010

Asmara memories

Saw this on the Beeb: Asmara's last Jew recalls 'good old days'. I used to walk past this synagogue; wanted to go in but it was always closed.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Let us beat pagers into plowshares

After three weeks of carrying my pager 24/7 on backup call, in just 12 more hours I take it off and start two weeks of  vacation! Man, that thing just gets heavier and heavier the longer you wear it.


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Yes, this month is Movember, and the male residents in my program are sporting 'staches to support prostate cancer research. Check out my Mo Space page, and please consider making a donation. You know you want to look....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prove it

The other day, while going through some papers left over from my last year of medical school, I found a single handwritten page of notes from a talk I was asked to give offering advice to the first year students. My big rhetorical flourish was a riff on the old cliche that so many people going into medicine have "something to prove." My point was that it's okay to have something to prove, as long as 1) you know what it is, and 2) you prove it.

I wonder if I proved anything?   

Monday, November 8, 2010


A whole month gone by without a post. Sigh. Let's see if I can turn this around....