Oh, frabjous day! An awards show impends!! I am a fool for awards shows, or at least the ones that pretend to reward real merit. (I don’t care what “the people” like, or what appeals to the tastes of teenagers. … Continue Reading
Jaybird has a dream. I live to serve. *If I’m going to engage in foolish joshing, I may as well resort to outright thievery.
I listen to a lot of NPR. This is largely due to an unalloyed loathing of most of the music in vogue right now, as well as the brain-melting blather sprinkled between the computer-generated “songs.” (I have also caught myself… Continue Reading
Remember back in the day, when men shaved with a razor that had only one blade? Well, I don’t either. By the time my adolescent self had even the barest need to shave, the Gilette Sensor had already been on… Continue Reading
God bless Posh Spice. N.B. a recent Stupid Tuesday Question, it looks like she’s done it again.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that doctors can be schmucks. For a profession that deals so directly with people, particularly people at their most vulnerable, we can be surprisingly bad at playing well with others. The god complex has… Continue Reading
A few years ago, I attended a medical staff meeting at the hospital that employed me at the time. These meetings weren’t particularly high on my list of things I loved about the job, and often involved discussions that didn’t… Continue Reading
In the interest of full disclosure, I should admit at the outset that I don’t have any basis for comparing anything to fraternity hazing. I wasn’t in a fraternity, so any impression of what pledges go through to join is… Continue Reading
I would love to believe that, as a physician, the only thing that influences my choice of treatment for my patients is the science that supports it. Despite the cajoling and back-slapping and free chazerai that festoons my office, I… Continue Reading