Thursday, April 28, 2011

There is something I want to say, but the language eludes me so I'm saying
other things instead. Reminds me of Nasruddin searching for his keys in the
garden because that was where the light was best....
"Is that the best you can do?"
I can't lie on my right side for long periods of time, nor my back; I can't
sit unsupported; bending is ok, straightening is not; long walks aggravate
everything and being hugged tightly is blue murder....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

To my perception, there is a high correlation between risk-averseness,
liability orientation, blandness, lack of authenticity and the current
epitome of professionalism.

"Professionalism is the adherence to a set of values comprising statutory
professional obligations, formally agreed codes of conduct, and the informal
expectations of patients and colleagues. Key values include acting in the
patients� best interest and maintaining the standards of competence and
knowledge expected of members of highly trained professions. These standards
will include ethical elements such as integrity, probity, accountability,
duty and honour. In addition to medical knowledge and skills, medical
professionals should present psychosocial and humanistic qualities such as
caring, empathy, humility and compassion, social responsibility and
sensitivity to people's culture and beliefs"
I was going to quote quite extensively, but you may as well read it
"Public domain does not equate to private dominion and it is only when
nothing is said that nothing will be known."

Monday, April 25, 2011

RP life is like a pearled / string of moments: now and then: / tears,
smiles, hugs, wrinkles.... #haiku

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Live long enough and you will collect hurts, pains, scars; things will break
and mend imperfectly or not at all; even genetically errors accumulate. The
passage of time is stamped molecularly on the meat we inhabit; it is stamped
in the pathways of the brain; in the compacted memories that are the
fundament of our prejudices. Live long enough and do enough living and you
accumulate debts of kindness that can not be quantified, cannot be repaid,
that are necessarily transmuted into gifts....

There are some hurts so deep, so broad, so devastating that language fails
irretrievably, irremediably: nothing can be said and yet everything that is
said is part of a deeper communication of sympathy for truly no man is an

I am appreciative at a continually surprised level by the consistency, the
depth, the breadth and warmth of the caring and consideration of so many
that gradations of gratitude become entirely meaningless: I am used up.

If you have thought kindly of me; of us, the family, this is written to you
and about you.

As inadequate as it may be, my language allows me no more: thank you.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Confirm - Disconfirm. It turns out that salience is statistically valid: frugal heuristics work
Need to do a little more thinking on risk neutrality vs risk aversion in the ED

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Yesterday's lesson was that risk neutral actions are idealistic in the ED. Practically, for the longevity of one's career one should be risk averse....

Monday, April 04, 2011

Where cost and benefits are about equal, does risk neutrality bias towards action or inaction?
I am unreservedly not in favour of "interesting"...

Friday, April 01, 2011

There is a point at which frustration transitions into something transcendental... - or wishful thinking....