Category Archives: Not Medical…Or Is It?

The Pursuit of Mastery in the Worlds of Medicine and Wine

Medical school becomes a blur after a few years in practice. You forget about all the hours spent in classrooms and then every night after a quick dinner. You somehow block out the “pimping” [There is a nice explanation on … Continue reading

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There Are Side Effects to Attending a TED Event

This past weekend, I attended TEDxRainier 2011 , which was a very full day of inspiring, enlightening, thought-provoking, and humbling talks by speakers from various fields. I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. The interdisciplinary examination of ideas and … Continue reading

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How Low Can We Go? A Ten-Year-Old Models in French Vogue

I appreciate fashion – not in the sense that I buy the latest designer clothes. Rather, I enjoy the aesthetics of it. It is creative and can be glamorous, silly, subdued, over-the-top, surprising, and even emotional (as is the case … Continue reading

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The Doctor Will Really See You Now

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” – William Shakespeare In our respective tragedies/comedies (depending on the moment), some individuals are better actors, revealing and hiding emotions with relative ease, portraying exactly the “I” … Continue reading

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Filtering Helps E-patients, per MIT Media Lab

For those interested in a contrasting viewpoint – because there are always at least 2 ways to look at an issue – to my recent post about the potential effect of the “filter bubble,” I am using this post to present the other … Continue reading

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The Internet and Delusional Thinking: A Take on the Effect of the “Filter Bubble”

Some suggest that social media is full of illusions. Real life people creating an alternate reality through the web and social media is not unfamiliar. Sometimes the alternate reality becomes so infamous it creates real danger and harm, as in the … Continue reading

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Obama and Bono: Echoes of Inspiration

Like millions around the world, I viewed President Obama announce the death of Osama bin Laden last night. It was a message that progressed from a sense of relief and justice to perspective and caution and, finally, to inspiration.  Though … Continue reading

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