Last night PalKid really wanted to sleep with Mommy, so after getting the kiddo washed up and heparinizing MrsPal's IV, I tucked them in, turned out the light, and backed away slowly. This gave me a little while to browse the Twitters, and I started eavesdropping on a conversation between authors Tom Levinson and Jennifer Ouellette. … Continue reading Eavesdropping

Real outreach

It's no secret that doctors don't often look like their patients.  This simplistic observation hides a more complex set of effects: in addition to the economic problems faced by minorities seeking medical care, there is a quieter, dirtier history, one of forced sterilization, institutionalization, research abuse (and, one might argue, murder).  It should then be … Continue reading Real outreach

Thunder and lightning

I'd be asleep right now if a loud clap of thunder hadn't sent me bolt upright.  Fortunately, my daughter's only reaction was to mutter senselessly, turn over, and snore peacefully. She's slept with me nearly every night since her mother has been in the hospital.   She's done remarkably well with unexpected changes, even sleeping … Continue reading Thunder and lightning