Monday, February 02, 2015


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Friday, January 30, 2015

“Happiness consists in realising it is all a great strange dream”

posted by joe @ 1/30/2015 07:28:00 AM   1 comments

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Psychopath Test

I recently listened to 'The Psychopath Test' by Jon Ronson on audio.  It's by a journalist who writes about his efforts to learn about the "mental health industry" and psychopaths in particular.  It is narrated by the author and the Welsh accent took a little time to get used to but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Along the way he discusses a mysterious book called "Being or Nothingness" and his trek to find and meet its author who turns out to be eccentric but not likely a psychopath.  The book is not the central theme but it is mentioned throughout and I found it intriguing.  According to Wikipedia 'The Psychopath Test' spent all of 2012 on the UK Best Seller list and 10 weeks on the NYT Best Seller List.  I had not heard of this book and discovered it on a message board post discussing non fiction books that are a must read.  That was also where I found the book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.  It was really good too.

posted by Clay @ 10/24/2014 06:05:00 AM   1 comments

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Where the Wind Leads

I just finished this book. It is about one of our resident's family and their  escape from Vietnam.  Bao Chung is his name and he now lives in California and is married to an Asian MD.

posted by joe @ 8/03/2014 07:12:00 PM   2 comments

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Green Heron

We have one on our pond almost daily.

posted by joe @ 7/18/2014 07:19:00 PM   0 comments

The Green Heron

From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs at the water’s edge, often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Seen up close, it is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill. They sometimes lure in fish using small items such as twigs or insects as bait.

posted by joe @ 7/18/2014 07:16:00 PM   0 comments

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Mystery

Summer Mystery....what happened here?

posted by joe @ 7/16/2014 07:31:00 AM   13 comments

Monday, July 14, 2014

Andy Weir

Andy Weir has a background in computer science. He began writing the book in 2009, researching the book to be as realistic as possible based on existing technology.[5]Weir studied orbital mechanics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight.[7]
Having been rebuffed by literary agents, Weir put the book online for free at his website.[5] At the request of fans he made a Amazon Kindle version available at 99 cents (the minimum he could set the price).[

posted by joe @ 7/14/2014 07:01:00 PM   2 comments

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Now into The Martian...thanks 
CS...I think I like it.

posted by joe @ 7/05/2014 07:17:00 PM   0 comments

Finished Gaiman's Anansi Boys, nice wild ride, look up anansi before reading.

posted by joe @ 7/05/2014 07:15:00 PM   0 comments

This Aqua, a skyscraper in Chicago. I watched it go up during my yearly visit to Chi-town. I knew I liked it and it was confirmed by a recent article in the New Yorker about Jeanne Gang the architect who with her team designed and built it. We ate dinner at the restaurant which is Italian and very good...except I spilled red wine all over the table and MA's white pants.  I love the Chicago buildings...sure NYC has great buildings but they seem to be so close that they are hard to appreciate. Not Chi-town.

posted by joe @ 7/05/2014 07:06:00 PM   0 comments

not Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma Annulare not.
I had multiple opinions...first dermatologist thought it was GA, I was agreeable because at first it did look like good treatment for GA but I tried any one I could find.  2nd and 3rd dermatologists fungal skin organisms seen.  Treated myself anyway with Lamsil and now( not above ) it is gone...not before it got in the follicles of my eye lashes and eye brows....which also cleared with the anti fungal.

posted by joe @ 7/05/2014 06:45:00 PM   0 comments

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis

Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis  very good article. This is not uncommon and is NOT herpes. Usually leaves pigmented(melanosis) lesions where the vesicles were.

posted by joe @ 9/22/2013 06:04:00 PM   0 comments

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Newborn rash

Newborn nurses concerned that it has Herpes!

posted by joe @ 9/12/2013 04:06:00 PM   1 comments

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Black Widow Spider - Latrodectus mactans

I got tired of seeing that bloody eye looking back at me every time I open this site so here is a picture of a black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans that I took at my house a couple of years ago.

posted by Clay @ 9/05/2013 05:39:00 AM   1 comments

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