Category Archives: Random

The Paris Attacks

It has been a week since the Paris Attacks. The fact that both my wife and I were there in Paris the night of the attacks still doesn’t feel real. Social media and news sites have been plastered with stories … Continue reading

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2014 in Review and Getting Caught Up

Oddly, I haven’t entered a blog post in nearly a month. I have a couple of books that I need to catch up with, but December wasn’t a time for lots of reading. The holidays were a good time for … Continue reading

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David Bowie Is

After posting a review of Simon Critchley’s book of short essays, Bowie, I couldn’t help but put down a few words about the David Bowie Is exhibit currently running at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. My wife and I first heard about … Continue reading

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 Simon Critchley, 2014 This is not a biography. This is not simply a summary of Bowie’s ground-breaking artistic achievements, nor is it a comprehensive discussion of his stage characters or musical adaptations through the years. Simon Critchley’s Bowie is a love song … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

I love my job, but it isn’t perfect. Nothing is. Over the past two months there had been a patient on my unit with a poor prognosis of thrombocytopenia, a condition that chronically wastes the body’s platelets, one of the … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Travel: Brussels & Bruges

While visiting my wife during her extended business trip in Oxford, we decided to take a weekend holiday to Belgium. Choosing a travel book for a four day, three night excursion wasn’t too challenging at Oxford’s Blackwell books with their extensive … Continue reading

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Fodor’s England 2014

At this stage in my life of travels I have come to rely on Fodor’s as my dependable travel book. I know what to expect from Fodor’s: good thorough explanations of both sights and eateries, plenty of mini-maps broken down … Continue reading

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