Saturday, March 3, 2018

Small Changes With Great Impact

  • Meditate
  • Pushups
  • Veggies
  • Journal Writing
  • De-clutter & clean
  • Spend less, cut costs
  • Go for a walk
  • Reach out to people
  • Replace negative thinking patterns with gratitude
  • Do random acts of kindness for others
  • Sleep & wake a little earlier

Simple but not easy.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Let's go!

I can't imagine a week with greater losses.

A tour of the National Parks, by car, for however long it takes....

yes, please!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Elephant in the Room

Elephant and the Men
Hindoo Fable
by J. Saxe (1816-'87)

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!"

The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!"

The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake: "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a snake!"

The Fourth reached out an eager hand, And felt about the knee. "What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain," quoth he; "'Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!"

The Fifth who chanced to touch the ear, Said: "E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can, This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!"

The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a rope!"

And so these men of Indostan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right, And all were in the wrong!

The Moral: So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dishonesty Undermines Medicine

An element in the medical mess that is around us today is dishonesty — an embarrassment that pervades healthcare and undermines its core values of truth, integrity, philanthropy, and altruism.

Without question, dishonesty comes in all shades, and at times it can be a matter of interpretation. That said, dishonesty encompasses any form of professional or academic misconduct, including fraud, deceit, cheating, lying, shirking responsibility, abuse of authority, conflicts of interest, plagiarism, alteration of medical records, forgery, false representation, and knowingly assisting another person in dishonest acts. It's also a violation of every university, college and program "honor code".

Why then are students surprised when the are caught and confronted?
Stunning. Unfortunate.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane Scale of Concern

New Florida scale for hurricanes: Seven 7 Tiers of Concern

☀️ First Tier: Grocery stores are out of bread 🍞 , water 💦 and camp stoves.

Lots of Little Debbie cakes though (preserved to last forever in case of power outage)

⛅️ Second Tier: Schools are closed

☁️ Third Tier: Work is cancelled for the normal people 

⛈ Fourth Tier: Gas lines & shortages with intermittent price gouging

☔️ Fifth Tier: Mandatory evacuations and "stayers" told to write their driver's license number in permanent ink on their arm to ID them later

💨 Sixth Tier: Walt Disney World closes, evacuates the parks, and refunds people their money. Disney is NEVER CLOSED or refunds money 💰 

🌪 Seventh Tier: College football 🏈 games cancelled. 😳 Armageddon!

And then Jim Cantore' and the Weather Channel shows up 😩


Sunday, September 3, 2017


It's not a party until someone gets hurt. And then, someone did.

Burning Man party goer ran, voluntarily, into the "Man" flames last night. Outrageous behavior with long, long term consequences if he doesn't die. And seeing that he made it alive to the burn center, he'll likely suffer for awhile. Nothing more painful than whole body burn treatment, everyday.

Just a guess on consumption, but pretty sure the hallucinogens didn't help. 


Why do we engage in radicle ritual?
Why burn the Man?

No universal reason. Just burn.

Create, then "give back". The burning of the Man is the centerpiece around which the whole event comes to conclusion and ultimate focus.

It could easily be a McDonalds or something similar.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


"...acknowledging that I may be complicit in a system that is broken in so far that I am a part of it, that while I wish to see myself in the best light possible because well we all think about ourselves as "good people" that perhaps the best thing I can do is be silent, open my hands and heart and listen, hold the tongue and allow someone less powerful than me to express themselves and be heard." - Nyasha George

There is a point when "passing the torch" is less a metaphor and more so a real plan.