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Yes, I have a blog, and no, it sure doesn’t look very active right now.

There are a few reasons for that, but one is that I just went through a malware infection and ended up losing a bunch of posts. I do have drafts of them, of course, but I’m rethinking what I want to do in this space and probably won’t waste a lot of time trying to recreate what was here before.

Thanks for visiting, and check back soon—I’m definitely going to start doing something here.


Mothers, Doctors, and other Superheroes

A heartfelt thank you to all of the people out there who have devoted their lives to helping and caring for every mother’s child as if it were their own.

This Mother’s Day I am thinking about mothers and doctors, two special breeds that become especially powerful when combined.

As many of you know, Maya recently suffered a serious flesh wound to her forehead. At the local hospital, the decision was taken to use DermaBond (or something like it–a medical adhesive) to close the wound, rather than stitches.

This seemed like a great idea at the time, especially to those of us who had been holding Maya’s face together for the preceding 90 minutes and liked the thought of a fast, easy, and painless resolution. Continue reading


My daughter gashed her forehead open, and it made me think

Warning: this post describes a bloody injury received by a little girl.

Yesterday, I was standing in the kitchen talking to my mother when there came a thud from the living room, where my four-year-old daughter Maya was playing by herself.

It was not a terribly loud or otherwise remarkable thud, but the crying that followed was unmistakably the sound of a frightened little girl, in a lot of pain. Continue reading