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Vacation purity contaminated

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

It’s official

As of midnight last night, it’s official…

Janet started it. John and Mike picked it up. Afarensis used it to avoid working on a post. John and Bora quickly chimed in as well. Well, given that it’s a Sunday and that I usually don’t do any heavy duty science or medicine posts on Saturdays and Sundays, it looked like a perfectly good…

Mothers’ Day

Nothing much to say today (I’m ensconced in the Bat Cave working on two grant–well, three, actually, but one of them is just a shortened version of the other, so I hardly count it), but I do have to take a minute to wish my mother, my mother-in-law, and all the other moms out there…

Today is my sister’s birthday, and what good is a blog if I can’t shamelessly hijack it when I wish to wish family members a happy birthday? So, happy birthday, sister! Have a great day!

Today’s regularly scheduled post has been delayed due to an important and tragic development. Something bad happened a couple of days ago, something that cuts rather close to home. Arsonists targeted the offices used as a mailing address for the Holocaust History Project (THHP). (Video here, but only if you have IE and Active X…

Nonmedical people always seem to have a conception of surgery as being a particularly glamorous profession. So did I to some extent before I entered medical school, although my surgical rotations quickly disabused me of that impression. Somehow, working from 5 AM to 11 PM every day and several hours each day on the weekends,…