I’ve always maintained that EVERYONE I work with is smarter than I am, from the Deans and Department Chairs, to the graduate and the medical students. My job as the coordinator of a medical school course with fifty-plus faculty and a legion of administrative folks is just to grease the wheels. If I can do [...]
Based on the debris line, the water peaked at chest high on me. Here are some shots from Tuesday. First, a view through the crawl space door…..not good. Waiting for the insurance adjuster…. The rest of the story….
Keeping my fingers crossed about down east North Carolina, where we have many friends, and a circa 1900 house sitting on one of the creeks feeding into the Neuse River. When we bought the place, it had a tax value of $0.00, and looked like this (notice the height off the ground). After years of [...]
On Friday I posted about the Alabama ports fan who poisoned some iconic old oak trees in downtown Auburn, in a misguided attempt at supporting his team. Frankly, anyone with a conscience, including I’m sure, my cousin who played football at Alabama under Bear Bryant, was mortified. So in an attempt to reassure us that [...]
Scientific illiteracy in this country is a huge issue that costs us lives, not to mention our competitive edge in the world marketplace. On the other hand, this example is just lame on several levels: A raccoon has ended a North Dakota team’s bid for a fourth consecutive regional championship in high school wrestling. The [...]
One of the downsides of the digital age, is that any moron (such as yours truly) can in a matter of minutes put out a website, a PowerPoint presentation, etc that looks quite polished and professional. It can be quite deceptive to those of us who grew up in the era of the honest-to-god printing [...]
I’m sad this weekend. But not for anything of consequence. It’s just that the only team in all of sports that I have a visceral stake in is going through some tough times. Seems that a number of their players have been caught with their hand in the proverbial cookie jar, straying too far into [...]
All of us have had moments where we just wanted the opportunity to start over, re-wind the tape, re-word what just came out of our mouths. So the sympathetic part of me feels bad for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, as she completely mangles her opening statement in last night’s televised debate. But the other part [...]