Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Light and shadow; line and curve.... #sixwords

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Footprints in grey snow / flickering shadows absent / deny I am here #haiku
Clarity. Consistency. Comity. Consideration. Concentration. Completion. #sixwords
Soup. Too early, too late: mistimed. #sixwords

Monday, August 16, 2010

"as if paranoia were a way of life, not merely a set of reasonable precautions but a religion"

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Book of odds
One is more than twice as likely to die from a vending machine accident than a shark attack :-)
"For sale. Baby Shoes. Never worn." Hemingway. #sixwords
Authors@Google: Clay Shirky
"Publishing is for acting"
Competence: "the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and reflection in daily practice for the benefit of the individuals and communities being served."
#sixword Don't tell, show. Telling is showing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"What do you think it is?"
I am arrested in fatigue; it seems self-evident: parsing, what else could it be? Ok. That I can answer = something fairly innocuous and so inconsequential.
I am to be educated? Fatigue is a thick glutinous barrier....

RP Logic vis a vis necessity

Barring Adam and Eve – and perhaps her 13 daughters – Genghis Khan is the biologically most successful individual in recorded history: 1 out of every 200 people alive today is a descendant. I read too, that he was illiterate and uncultured and that his empire was born of rage and no grand vision.


He altered the course of human events.


This is human life: accident, luck, chance.


We do not think statistically. We are not rational; we are people. If 10% of all the people who had ever lived are alive today and that proportion will increase as time passes it means that we have been and are a successful species. Logic then is not necessary to survival.


It seems survival only needs experimentation.


RP Commitments

The irregularity with which I update this blog implies that either this blog is not important or I have difficulty meeting my commitments.


Like life, the truth is neither as stark nor as simple: this blog is important but it is not my first priority and I do have difficulty meeting my commitments to myself but not to others. This blog is written for others, but the readers are an undefined mass. I feel no personal responsibility towards them because I have assured no individual that I will update this blog daily.


I do not know how many have read this blog or have done so more than once. I have been dropping stones into the abyss waiting to hear them hit bottom.


Futile actions have utility on more than one dimension and so are not necessarily futile. It all depends on your point of view.


"Maturation forms the spine to creativity."
In celebration of becoming: a paean to aspiration

Prayer as medicine: how much have we learned?

RP Resolutions

Image representing Wikipedia as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBase
I have no new resolutions to offer. Old ones will have to suffice: balance, good habits and small wins.

Two recommendations I'd like to offer: Human Knowledge 2000 by Brian Holtz and the Wikipedia. They are both memes and may they propagate far and wide.

I've suddenly realised that Michael Porter's teaching on strategy is essentially an argument favouring commitment: to commit to one thing is to say "No" to everything else. This is like evolution being about relationship.

The brain operates on massive parallel processing; so does society. We just need freer, more open real-time communication.

This story does not have a beginning, a middle and an end….

Ramadhan Mubarak!

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There is a point at which fatigue becomes hallucinogenic; neurochemistry is given to fickle breakdowns....
...effacing, I am captured, captivated by the ephemeral gossamer....

Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Department of Health. Abolition of the four-hour waiting standard in Accident and Emergency. Letter from the Secretary of State to the President of the College of Emergency Medicine. 23 June 2010
Sentiment or feeling? What? No distinction?...