Wednesday, November 25, 2015

chest pain

Chest Pain

What does your chest pain feel like?
What do you mean you can’t describe it?
Is it stabbing? Aching? Burning? Squeezing?
Like an elephant sitting on your chest?
Worse with activity?
Better with rest?
Now I’ve said too much, and you took the bait.
Now we have to bring you in
And thin your blood.
We’ll do some expensive tests,
And ultimately thread a wire from your groin to your heart
And we’ll probably leave some hardware in one of your arteries.
You may even need open heart surgery.
Is that what you want?
So let me ask you again.

What does your chest pain feel like?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

top ten albums 2012

10.  Cat Power: Sun

9. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes: Here

8. Grizzly Bear: Shields

7. Sigur Ros: Valtari

6. Bowerbirds: The Clearing

5. The Lumineers

4. The Raveonettes: Observator

3. Of Monsters and Men

2. Beach House: Bloom

1. The Shins: Port of Morrow

Honorable mention: Dr. Dog: Be the Void, Andrew Bird: Break it Yourself, Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan, Kishi Bashi 151a

Guilty Pleasure: Now, Now: Threads

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

True Love

I just finished my first year of medical school. Our last quarter was called Host and Defense and covered microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases. It was probably my favorite block so far because now I can watch House and guess the ending.

The coolest parasite I read about is the schistosome, which causes schistosomiasis. The worms penetrate your skin, travel through your bloodstream, and a guy worm and a girl worm get together in the portal vein and mate. This is not a transitory love hug, though. They remain in the copulatory embrace for the rest of their lives. Isn't that bizarre?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010