11/16/14 Grubercare/Grubergate

Jonathan Gruber. “I don’t know who he is,” said Nancy Pelosi, recently. “You meant to say Hans Gruber,” someone said. “No. Jonathan Gruber, not Hans Gruber. Hans Gruber is the bad guy, John McClain’s nemesis, in the movie Diehard,” someone offered. “Well, they seem a lot alike to me,” was the reply, “Only Hans knew…

1/1/14 Remarkable New Year’s Eve

It wasn’t much, really. Just a few fireworks and champagne glasses with champagne for the grownups and cola for the girls and a clock set forward two hours so that it read midnight for the doubly-excited Livi and Maggie. I’m not sure if Maggie even understands the concept of the new year, but she understood…

12/28/13 CT Scan Efficiency

I have written before on the inefficiency of the check-in process at my local hospital for a CT scan or even a simple x-ray. Hemosapien had scheduled one for me for yesterday to have a look at these swollen lymph nodes. Since my blood numbers all looked good, and they didn’t seem nearly as swollen…