Staying sane

Lets not kid ourselves about why we have so many holidays around this time of the year, it's because we fracking need it.  This is a bleak and stressful time of the year, and now more than ever we...

Scary science and involuntary urination

Happy All Hallows Eve witch'ez! To celebrate the most important holiday of the year (after Waffle Day on March 25th of course), I thought I'd share some of scariest stories from the world of...

Trick or Treat

If you don't know the Disney Halloween song, you really should. Totally worth it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdVouumMk4 Halloween is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year,...

At a medium pace

This week marked my very first week of grad school.  Huzzah, I guess.  I should probably feel excited or stressed, maybe exhausted or perilously sober, but who has the time to feel anything? ...

Graduate School: A mini-breakdown every 5 minutes?

When I was sitting in my sea-green graduation robe that fateful May morning in 2010, surrounded by my fellow Scrippsies and favorite professors, I did not really believe that a little over a year...

A time for scholasticism

Last week OHSU received generous backing from Bob & Charlee Moore,  a couple who, in my mind, belong to a new generation of philanthropists (e.g., the Gates, the Knights, Paul Allen, etc.) who...

Insanity, table for one

So it’s that time of year again where amid the smoky remnants of summer BBQs and the promise of crisp fall air I can just barely detect what can only be recognized as the smell of burning second...

Forget baseball, there is DEFINITELY crying in science

Today’s blog post comes straight from the request line. At the behest of my adoring public we are going to delve into the subject of--wait for it--crying in science. A strange topic perhaps but let...

Homage

So summer has officially arrived in the Pacific northwest and I always laugh as the re-emergence of the sun brings out the vampire tendencies in hard core Oregonians as they shield their eyes and run...

Commencement and sour grapes

I attended commencement on Monday because two of my good friends graduated from medical school and it was a much more informative affair than I expected. More than anything it was a rather motivating...