What yesterday’s take-down of Amantine’s KevinMD post taught me was that Twitter is my new rolodex—it is a place where I can quickly call on a large number of smart, thoughtful, and often-influential people. And that feels comforting and maybe a little hopeful.
Recon suggests everybody in East Lansing is now restored to power, as of a couple of hours ago. Today marks 11 days since electrical power went out here--spectacularly in the case of our block, where a down wire arced for 30 minutes of sheer bright terror.
It was sometime in late 2010 when my mate started thinking about ways to kill me off.
The relationship Calvin described having with Alice made me terrifically uncomfortable, because I didn’t know any other marriage like his: a marriage made up of two people somehow fundamentally different and permanently in love.
Apparently a friend of ours had mentioned over poker that his wife had said to him, presumably in a dreamy voice, “Do you think the future Princess Kate thinks about becoming Queen?” I admitted to the mate I had been wondering the exact same thing.
I found myself again caught in the weird situation where I seem to be giving someone the impression that I actually enjoy pissing people off. I don’t, really. I actually don’t enjoy it at all. I kind of hate it.
The prenatal dex project has turned out to be like having a child: I can’t really remember what life was like before it. Did I have endless amounts of free time before it all started a little over a month ago? Because now it seems to take up hours and hours each day. And hours and hours each night.
My son, who is now in fourth grade, has been studying the Civil War. He asked me the other day, as I paused from struggling with the dex bomb to help him with his homework, “Was Lincoln a freed black?”
A dream: maybe, one day, I’ll just write, because there won’t be anything left to do.
“I’m not a doctor, but I sleep with one.” It was about five years into my work trying to change how doctors treat kids born with funny-looking bodies that I took to starting my grand rounds presentations with that joke.