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.