Michael Sebastian

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2019-05-15: Notice to Corporate America Please stop sending me “satisfaction” surveys. I have already rated you, via the …

2019-01-22: They Shall Not Grow Old I Saw They Shall Not Grow Old last night, Peter Jackson’s First World War documentary. It was a …

2019-01-12: Internet Experts and the Unbridgable Gap In my day job as a board-certified anesthesiologist with 25 years’ experience, I’m frequently struck …

2018-11-01: Moab, Utah and Arches National Park Those of you hardy enough to stick with me here have read of our travel adventures in the Southwest, …

2018-08-27: Anti-Intellectualism Dr Karen Sibert was one of my teachers at Duke, where I did my anesthesiology residency. She’s …

2018-08-27: Black Hills Expedition I was off work last week, so of course my thoughts turned to a road trip. Especially since my wife …

2018-07-28: Why You Shouldn't Bring Your Mom to the Hospital When You're Having Dick Surgery You’re thirty-something years old, and as far as I know, don’t live in Mom’s …

2018-07-16: Southwestern Jaunt | Pictures and Follow Up Finally got around to selecting some photographs from my recent Southwestern jaunt, and getting them …

2018-07-06: This feels like justice.

2018-07-02: Summing Up the Road Trip Eighteen hundred miles and four days later, I made it back to Denver. I hope I cleared the cobwebs a …

2018-06-29: Roadtrip, Day 3 So far my impromptu jaunt through the Southwest has presented me with one amazing scenic vista after …

2018-06-27: Road Trip Our group schedules vacation time in the fall for the following year. I had grabbed this week, with …

2018-06-16: This is what happens to dessert.

2018-06-16: Dessert.

2018-06-16: This is the photo that should have accompanied the last text.

2018-06-16: Sake. After lots of bourbon ,rye, and sushi at Izakaya Den in Denver.

2018-06-16: Date night with the missus. That’s a Foxhattan on the left, a John Daly on the right.

2018-06-15: Amoebic Meningoencephalitis Season Opener It’s summertime, and thus time for my favorite microbe to make an appearance. Naegleria …

2018-06-13: Servicing Vintage Cameras Last night I packed up one of my old cameras, a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera of 1950’s …

2018-06-11: www.cato.org Drug prohibition, like alcohol Prohibition before it, has been a spectacular and …

2018-06-09: 7A to 7P Again My turn in the on-call barrel again today. I’m on the 7 am-7 pm day shift, first call. …

2018-06-07: Following pre-op instructions might be a good idea Well, after yesterday’s whinge-fest of a blog post, I’m happy to report I encountered no …

2018-06-06: Gulliver vs the Lilliputians I might just need an attitude adjustment. I have been a grumpy SOB lately. Herewith, an exploration …

2018-06-02: Congratulations Chandler! Crawfish, Colorado style. A slightly different slant on a south Louisiana staple, but delicious. …

2018-06-02: I put my last labor epidural in place just after midnight, and made a comfort adjustment to another …

2018-06-01: As I feared it might, my 8-to-12-hour shift on the OB deck has turned into a 24. Making the best of …

2018-06-01: I was originally scheduled today to do a couple of spine cases at one of our hospitals where I …

2018-05-31: Mama Tried It started with a recent episode of Fear The Walking Dead, which featured Mama Tried by Merle …

2018-05-30: Just Another Day It’s been one of those days where I take 2 steps forward, then 3 back. Lots of waiting around …

2018-05-29: Sometimes good light is worth a bad photograph.

2018-05-28: I was on backup call last night; mercifully, the phone never rang. More accurately, the …

2018-05-27: Great Dunes NP Part 2 Got back the last roll of film from our Great Dunes NP trip. This shot is a nice view of the dunes …

2018-05-27: Memorial Weekend It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, which means it’s a four-day weekend. I …

2018-05-23: I love this clipping from Dad’s scrapbook: the undersized Sixth Man with an outsized ability to get …

2018-05-22: Finally got my Dad’s high school and college scrapbooks, from the late 1940’s through …

2018-05-22: Back on the Labor & Delivery suite for a 24-hour shift. So far we’ve been steady but not …

2018-05-20: Copyright scofflaw Found out today that scanning my father’s decaying high-school and college scrapbooks, …

2018-05-20: Put our boy on a plane back to Kentucky at oh-dark-thirty. A week sure can go by fast. We miss him …

2018-05-20: The Blank Roll I shot two rolls of film, and part of a third, during our trip to Great Dunes; my son added another. …

2018-05-18: Photos from Hayden Park Here’s a handful of photos from our hike at Hayden Park on Wednesday. Shot with the Hasselblad …

2018-05-18: Great Sand Dunes National Park We made a day trip yesterday to Great Sand Dunes National Park, and hiked for a few hours. …

2018-05-17: Did a short local hike with my son yesterday, at William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park, in nearby …

2018-05-15: Polaroid journal part 2 Here are a couple of pictures from the SX-70 that I salvaged from my parents’ house in north …

2018-05-14: Postcall day off A quiet few days. No complaints. Had a good day off Thursday, after a chill Wednesday night on the …

2018-05-10: Had another decent night on the Labor & Delivery deck. Put in one epidural at around midnight – …

2018-05-09: Back on the Labor Deck Back on the Labor And Delivery deck for another 24-hour shift: 7 a.m. today until 7 a.m. tomorrow. I …

2018-05-09: Got my a$$ kicked by a 7-hour craniotomy that ended early last night. Poor fellow with a huge, …

2018-05-08: The guy in the next lane became apoplectic when, signal flicking, I attempted to merge onto the …

2018-05-06: Polaroid Journal I mentioned in a previous post that I’d acquired my parents’ 70’s-vintage Polaroid …

2018-05-05: Trying to wind down enough to take a nap, three hours past the end of a 24-hour shift on the Labor …

2018-05-02: To DNR, or not to DNR Elder-care and end-of-life issues have been much on my mind, and on my plate, lately. It’s …

2018-05-01: Divided loyalties. One is my alma mater; the other, my daughter attends. The things we do for our …

2018-05-01: Lotta downtime in my schedule today. Waiting to go to another surgery center for a couple of short …

2018-05-01: Café Hayek If you are of libertarian – that is, “classical liberal”, as opposed to progressive or …

2018-05-01: Alfie Evans You don’t have to be “pro-life”, a religious fundamentalist, or a right-wing …

2018-04-30: A Note on the Micro.blog Platform A few of you guys have asked me how the Micro.blog platform works from the …

2018-04-30: Wrapping Things Up Flew home to Denver yesterday, after leaving my parents’ home in north Texas for the last …

2018-04-28: In Dallas doing elder-care business. Can I make a plea to everyone? Have your aging parents execute …

2018-04-26: Maybe Micro.blog? I’ve tried ‘em all. Wordpress; Facebook (god help me); Instagram; Tumblr; a few others whose digital …

2018-04-26: I’m going on indefinite social-media hiatus. The reasons are legion, but I could change my …

2017-03-02: Me and Elijah Craig Small Batch — 94 proof up on a roof

2017-02-10: It was 75° in Denver today. So I’m enjoying the sunset with EH Taylor Small Batch Rye. And an …

2016-11-24: In the spirit of thanksgiving excess…

2016-11-03: Sugar, dough, sugar, grease. Did I mention sugar?

2016-10-29: “Wow” is about all I can say.

2016-10-29: Good things to know. I thought that soiling one’s trousers would be on the bear-meeting list …

2016-10-14: Waiting to start a case….

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2016-09-26: Running late with postings. Nice bike ride last week along Cherry Creek trail, Denver.

2016-09-10: Visiting friends in Edwards, CO

2016-09-05: My ice sphere has melted. Just as well, because its sacrifice mitigated the peppery bite of the …

2016-09-05: View from the roof of my apartment in Denver. I am doing no labor on Labor Day, as I salute American …

2016-09-04: Stole this shot from @davidbram.

2016-09-04: This rather taciturn pair was on duty at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, 2 Sept 2016.

2016-09-04: davidbram emerges from the subway, having survived another encounter with Tokyo mass transit – and …

2016-09-04: Cab driver in Kyoto, 2 Sept 2016. Love the headrest cover and white gloves.

2016-09-04: davidbram getting the shot in Tokyo.

2016-09-04: Chie and Ritsuko at Mt Rokko Photo Festival, 28 Aug 2016. These lovely ladies volunteered to help …

2016-09-04: davidbram and @ynpynp, Tokyo, 31 Aug 2016

2016-09-01: Display window of a portrait studio, Kyoto.

2016-09-01: One image from an extensive collection of W. Eugene Smith’s Minamata series, documenting the …

2016-09-01: At the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

2016-09-01: Lunch in Kyoto. Cold soba with tempura and barley tea.

2016-09-01: These things are awesome. Hot pastries shaped like fish, filled with sweet purple bean paste, or a …

2016-09-01: For the fam…

2016-09-01: Egg sandwiches are my friend in Nippon. Dark bread not so common.

2016-09-01: The customer-survey virus has infected Japan also. Here is the version offered by our hotel in …

2016-08-31: What passes for traveling “light” with some people @davidbram

2016-08-31: Lunch in Kyoto with @davidbram . Overhead, a Japanese voice sings “Satisfaction” to a …

2016-08-31: Dinner last night somewhere in Tokyo near Shinagawa station. Hole-in-the-wall Chinese place run by a …

2016-08-31: Mystery Item Of The Day. Breakfast-to-go at the train station: Sammich In A Wedge. White bread, egg …

2016-08-31: Waiting for the show to start with @ynpynp and @davidbram !

2016-08-30: At the station near the hotel, Tokyo.

2016-08-30: Nice polite note from the front desk. Amazing.

2016-08-30: Lest it be misplaced, the sweetener is taped to the lid of the iced latte.

2016-08-30: Intersection of wall and carpet

2016-08-30: 54th floor with a panoramic view of Tokyo. Quite something.

2016-08-30: Now to the yogurt parfait. Standard Starbucks-type item, with separate nut container/lid. The yogurt …

2016-08-30: Mystery Breakfast Item Of The Day. The shape and size of an English muffin with the texture of a …

2016-08-30: Breakfast at Precious Coffee Moments with @davidbram . Egg salad sandwich (which I now think of as …

2016-08-30: Patron saint of Kentucky.

2016-08-29: Note the sodden shirt and glistening forehead. I have been a soggy mess since I set foot in Japan. …

2016-08-29: Where we ate lunch

2016-08-29: Works of art

2016-08-29: Lunch.

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2016-08-29: June Cleaver-esqe white bread is popular here.

2016-08-29: Nice leg. The rest of him was trying to tell the cab driver where to take us.

2016-08-29: At this morning’s coffee shop, the bussing stand. Note the wiping cloth on each shelf, ready …

2016-08-29: Floor and wall maybe scuffed, but when is the last time you saw a buffed and polished stairwell …

2016-08-29: This is clever and tasty. The syrup and butter are contained within a central pod between the …

2016-08-29: Breakfast at Precious Coffee Moment. Egg salad sandwich sized for a Lilliputian. The largest cuppa …

2016-08-29: I do not believe I have ever seen a three pack of Q-tips

2016-08-29: Made the required pilgrimage to Yodobashi Camera Store in Tokyo. The thing fills up an entire block …

2016-08-29: Hand-hold on the seat back in the Shinkansen, to steady one’s progress along the aisle. This …

2016-08-29: Excellent beef and chicken curry for late lunch/early dinner

2016-08-29: For Trent!

2016-08-28: An incredible mass of humanity crossing the street

2016-08-28: This, my friends, is called “breast ice cream”. So näturlicht, I had to try it.

2016-08-28: What to order? Fried whale? Eel? Yes!

2016-08-28: davidbram of @fractionmedia doin’ what he do at the Mt Rokko Photo Festival.

2016-08-27: at Tanto Tempo Gallery in Kobe for @fractionmedia David Bram’s discussion on photographers …

2016-08-25: Its so hot here, I can’t drink enough to keep up. Had high hopes for this, but it smells like …

2016-08-25: Delicious lunch in Kobe. This is a beautiful, orderly country. The people are a delight.

2016-06-29: So much for healthy eating in Denver. Please. Send. Insulin.

2016-02-18: With a nod to @davidbram, who I believe journals with moleskines. As much as I like my gadgets, I …

2015-12-13: At some point, without consulting me, my children became adults.

2015-12-03: On my way to DEN. This flight is almost comically overbooked. It is an excellent business plan, …

2015-11-27: What a nice surprise! A lovely Chicago-distilled bourbon, courtesy of my niece @lindseyfolse.

2015-11-17: Asleep on a bench in the ER waiting room. Snoring and twitching. Not sure why he’s there; the …

2015-11-13: In Cleveland for a professional conference. Tonite I drink this Slow Ride IPA; tomorrow I stick …

2015-11-11: Things you see in hospital parking lots: a pumpkin nestled in a tire strapped to the roof of a …

2015-11-07: LSU at Alabama. GEAUX TIGERS!!

2015-09-16: Your tax dollars at work at the county clerk’s office. Anyone want to bet they will hang …

2015-08-28: flakphoto friend of my daughter

2015-08-28: flakphoto friend of my daughter

2015-08-25: For classy automotive-decor elegance, right up there with truck nuts.

2014-04-11: Gordy's Straps review A camera strap should be the essence of simplicity: a strip of flexible material worn around the …

2014-03-29: Googling My Patients A thoughtful friend recently pointed me to this New York Times essay by a physician-in-training, Dr. …

2014-02-07: Conquering the Apostrophe: A Pedant's Plea What is it with the apostrophe? Slacker among punctuation marks, it has only two jobs: to indicate …

2014-01-28: Why I Don't Treat My Own Kids Sitting in the living room, head down in my laptop, I was largely oblivious to the kitchen’s …

2011-12-12: Enter Tumblr If you’ve been following me here for any length of time, you’ve noticed that the volume …

2011-11-02: Arrival in Shanghai I made it. The flight was a surreal experience. The Ambien I took to try to reorient myself through …

2011-11-02: Ten hours gone 1200Z, 6 hours left, over Laptev sea between Russia and Siberia. I downed an Ambien and tried to …

2011-11-02: On My Way to China 2100Z, 33,000 ft, somewhere over the Canadian North. A short hop to Atlanta, a quick stop at Customs …

2011-10-18: Lishui Photo Festival 2011, Courtesy of Fraction Magazine Not sure why I’ve not yet mentioned this, but here goes. I am honored and way-beyond-pleased …

2011-05-12: A New Collaboration In my last post I mentioned a new collaboration I’d be revealing “soon”. Well, …

2011-03-31: Catching up some good news A few items I have neglected to post: First, the good folks at One One Thousand, who were kind …

2011-02-27: Finding the right tools

Chaos and clutter having finally brought my home-office space to the point of uninhabitability a …

2011-01-16: Blog love and New Directions I was pleased to find my work 52 Miles mentioned by Zane Davis earlier this month on his blog Plane …

2010-12-14: New Directions 2011 at wall space, Santa Barbara [caption id=“attachment_2563” align=“aligncenter” width=“600” …

2010-11-14: Fuji GF670 Medium Format Rangefinder: A Review

I recently tested the Fujifilm GF670 folding medium-format rangefinder camera over nearly a month of …

2010-11-08: New York Times Magazine 2010-11-05 In case anyone missed my shameless Facebook and Twitter chest-thumping over the weekend, let me …

2010-10-25: Vacation debrief

We made it home late Saturday evening from our week spent roaming the Southwest. It was a fun but …

2010-10-10: Commerce, and pending reviews

A few things going on here at Sebastian Empire World Headquarters:

First, Gear for sale. I’m …

2010-10-09: My Film+Digital Hybrid Workflow

Someone emailed recently asking about my film+digital “hybrid” workflow. While replying, …

2010-09-18: ScanSnap 1500M mini-review

I’ve been using a new gadget for only a few days. But already, I’m convinced it will …

2010-09-14: RIP Portra 400NC & 400VC; hello Portra 400

Via the British Journal of Photography, and elsewhere, comes the news today that Kodak has replaced …

2010-09-13: Autumn in the air? I've been loving the cooler temperatures and dryer, clearer air that have prevailed the last week or …

2010-09-01: The Bad News and the Good News Within a seven-day span last week I received two emails, one from each of the twin impostors of the …

2010-08-02: Apple Magic Trackpad mini-review

The Apple Magic Trackpad has been out a few weeks now. During a visit today to the local Apple …

2010-07-20: Summer dog days

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2010-06-11: Review Santa Fe After-Action Report

Spent last weekend at Review Santa Fe. It was a terrific experience.

I had planned to tweet and/or …

2010-05-29: Review Santa Fe countdown I leave for Review Santa Fe in four days. I'm pumped, to say the least. Getting last-minute stuff …

2010-04-17: Review Santa Fe here I come Well, it looks like I’m going to Review Santa Fe after all. From the dim recesses of the RSF …

2010-03-30: "52 Miles" at the Griffin Museum Virtual Gallery I am delighted to be the current featured photographer in the Virtual Gallery of the Griffin Museum …

2010-03-22: Review Santa Fe news Got an email on Friday from the Center. The Review Santa Fe selection committee looked at some 600 …

2010-03-15: Figital scanner solution?

Stephen Schaub, over at Figital Revolution, has laid down some common sense about film scanners …

2010-03-10: Nearly all Fuji color negative films to be discontinued

Over on the Analog Photography Users Group there are frequent threads discussing rumors of this or …

2010-03-06: Fraction Magazine Issue 12: run, don't walk. Fraction Magazine Issue #12 is now available for your viewing pleasure. David Bram and his …

2010-02-28: Making my peace with digital; or, Where To Go From Here? This announcement should be brass-band, French-Quarter-parade news. After all, Kodak is extending …

2010-01-27: 2010 Center Awards Got my application submitted. For once I wasn’t hard up against the deadline. We’ll see …

2010-01-19: Public privacy

After being accosted yet again today while photographing in my own neighborhood, I decided …

2010-01-11: Griffin Museum exhibition pre-announcement I’m very pleased to announce that my portfolio of work, 52 Miles, will be exhibited this …

2009-12-19: PhotoNOLA debriefing

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2009-12-14: Recent blog action Up to my neck in recent preparations for PhotoNOLA, I forgot to mention some blog love I’ve …

2009-12-07: Portrait amid the ruins [caption id=“attachment_1813” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” …

2009-12-03: Photographers I Like: Mike Peters Mike Peters is a New Jersey-based photographer with whom I became acquainted after discovering his …

2009-11-28: Rodinal and 100TMX stand development

With my Jobo still out for repair* I haven’t processed any film at home in over two months. I …

2009-11-26: Thanksgiving thoughts Thanksgiving is of course a day for reflection and gratitude, doubly so when it's also one's 47th …

2009-11-19: Featured on Lenscratch today! I’m honored to be featured on Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch today, right here. Thanks a …

2009-11-16: Five Inkjet Papers Considered

As I prepare my portfolio for review at PhotoNOLA next month, my thoughts have naturally turned to …

2009-11-15: More from Florida With my Jobo out of commission, film processing delays are really slowing me down. But here are a …

2009-11-08: Homage to Kentucky autumn [caption id=“attachment_1639” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” …

2009-11-08: Center for Fine Art Photography Portraits exhibition now online I mentioned a couple of months back that I’d had a portrait accepted for inclusion in the …

2009-11-08: T. rex revisited

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2009-10-06: Nikon abandons its scanner users: Snow Leopard support not forthcoming Well, no, actually. I've always scanned with Nikon Scan, the manufacturer's program supplied on both …

2009-09-23: Dan Winters on Portrait Photography Interesting video, from FLYP Media via YouTube, of one of myfavorite photographers. A film shooter, …

2009-09-20: Analog tribulations I put three rolls of color negative film into my heretofore trusty Jobo ATL-1500 and fired her up, …

2009-09-04: Patting myself on the back I am honored, and very pleased, that this image was selected for inclusion in the Center For Fine …

2009-08-11: Fuji Instax 200 first impressions

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2009-08-07: Convenience Store, Waddy, Kentucky, and other difficulties

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2009-07-18: Ektar 100 and Portra 160VC compared

I have continued to put Kodak’s spectacular new film, Ektar 100, through its paces, and …

2009-07-17: Old-School Curmudgeon Speaks...& Spells

While I have much love for my fellow photographers, can anyone doubt that they are among the worst …

2009-06-14: Lab mishap at the Dinosaur Theme Park, and other reminiscences

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One of the perils of shooting film is that on occasion, things go wrong at the lab. You think …

2009-05-24: Tim Hyde and Fraction Issue #7 featured on NYT "Lens" Blog In my last blog entry I wrote to thank David Bram and Joshua Spees for including my work in Fraction …

2009-05-13: Fraction Magazine Issue 7 is out... …and I am honored to be included in this one-year anniversary issue as one of their featured …

2009-05-07: Ektar 100 in 120: first thoughts

I’m halfway throught my first ProPack of the new 120-size Ektar 100 since the Brown Truck …

2009-04-20: Chamonix + Compound + Dogmar images Above, a frontal view of the lens/shutter on the camera. Notice the large the shutter housing, the …

2009-04-16: The Dogmar barks, at last

K, front porch

After nearly a month at SK Grimes getting worked over, my new/old Dogmar 10-¾” …

2009-04-10: Large Format film-to-digital: it's the workflow, stupid

Since my last intensive photographic phase began five years ago---I have been shooting for the …

2009-04-08: Amon Carter visit We spent last week in that sprawling, wind-blown megalopolis known as the Metroplex, aka Dallas/Fort …

2009-03-25: Wherefore art thou, Dogmar? The Dogmar and its Compound shutter are still at SK Grimes getting CLA’d. I am eager to mount …

2009-03-25: Chamonix 45n-1 first look I had written in a previous post of the Chamonix 45n-1 lightweight field camera I had on order. It …

2009-03-12: Compound / Dogmar update

I wrote recently of my discovery of a wonderful old Dogmar lens and Compound shutter, attached to a …

2009-02-24: Daguerreotypes Well, time now for my decennial re-look, and a more mature reconsideration---I hope! Their current …

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2009-02-19: Christmas in February

Finding unexpected treasure is always an exciting experience. Mine came in the form of a very nice …

2009-02-19: Winter returns; Fuji GX680III field report

Well, so much for the beautiful spring-like weather of ten days ago. Since then we've had torrential …

2009-02-08: At last, a sunny day! Upper 50’s and sunny today. The ice is melting all around us, with some big ‘bergs still …

2009-01-30: More winter storm scenes

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2009-01-28: Winter storm hammers Kentucky

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2009-01-17: "No photography allowed"...or is it? I took advantage of a rare sunny, not-so-frigid day to get out and make some pictures. My …

2009-01-16: Chamonix 4x5 view camera en route soon--I hope For some 20-odd years I’ve been hauling around an old but serviceable Sinar F 4x5 view camera, …

2009-01-16: C-41 bleach at last Found a viable source for C41 bleach. A 5-gallon cube is haz-matting its way to me as I type this. …

2009-01-14: Courier-Journal article about the Perm exhibition The Louisville Courier-Journal has published an article about my fellow Louisville photographer …

2009-01-12: C-41 tribulations

Although I am fully digital-capable, I still shoot a large amount of medium- and large-format film, …

2009-01-11: Upcoming exhibition: Perm, Russia I am proud to be a part of the exhibition “The World Is A Family”, in Perm, Russia …

2008-09-26: You're not a prisoner here

Sometimes patients–and more often, their families–leave me shaking my head. If you are …

2008-09-24: Celtis occidentalis, RIP

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I am happy to report that electrons began to flow once more through the atrophied main bus of our …

2008-09-19: Power Outage, Day 5

This is Day 5 of the Hurricane Ike Power Outage of 2008. I can affirm that having no electricity is …

2008-09-10: Busted

After we got back from Cincinnati, I still had a couple of hours of daylight left. I drove downtown …

2008-09-09: Family hour: a visitor's guide to STAYING AWAY

It’s the middle of the workday, in the middle of the workweek, and you’re having some …

2008-09-09: NPO Means "Don't Eat or Drink!" Seriously. This means YOU.

In the ongoing saga of Patient (Ir)responsibility (as ably documented by my colleague Ranting Doctor …

2008-09-07: Bodies: The Exhibition

Today we drove 90 minutes to Cincinnati to see Bodies: The Exhibition on the last day of its run at …

2008-09-07: Rained out

My plans for yet another re-visit to the Arena demolition site on Friday were thwarted, both by rain …

2008-09-03: Arena site re-visit, Part Two

I wrote in my previous post about some of the technical aspects of shooting the Arena site, and …

2008-09-03: Arena site re-visit

Although it’s not as much fun when one is LEGALLY photographing something, it does make for a …

2008-09-02: Back to the waterfront...

On Saturday evening, I drove back downtown to the waterfront area and to Main and Market streets. …

2006-08-09: Questions You Gotta Ask

Sitting through a more-than-five-hour-long hysterectomy today got me …

2006-08-08: We Gotta Get Real

Anyone wondering why healthcare costs rise at integer multiples of the rate of inflation needs look …

2006-07-27: A Thousand Pounds of Patient (Made My Quota)

Those of you who did the math in yesterday’s blog realize that I sacrificed strict accuracy to …

2006-07-26: A Thousand Pounds of Patient (Almost)

The Fattening of America is no secret in our operating rooms. And it’s not Somebody …