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Todd Hoff
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ -
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ
"All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic. Many of my colleagues are similarly struggling with the loss of their professional ideals." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
"only 6% described their morale as positive." It's no wonder so many self-medicate. - Ken Morley
I wonder how much the internet has contributed to this... Is it harder to feel heroic when your better-informed patients cause you to second-guess yourself? - Ken Morley
The surgery I attend is classified as a training surgery, which essentially means that doctors who have finished their education and done their mandatory time at a hospital work there for a year before they go to their chosen practice. It is a joy to see them so eager before the system has crushed the care out of them. - Slippy
Crush the Care Out should be the name of an all burnt out doctors band. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ken, if as a doctor you have a hero complex rather than a get the person well complex then perhaps you should be doing something else? - Todd Hoff
Well I don't mean to bring the room down but I consider this merely one of the symptoms of middle age. You get tired of doing the same thing you've always done? Shit, Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
It is also frustrating when the treatment plans for better health are continually ignored by the patient. - Janet from FFHound!
Isn't the interesting question then is how could treatment plans be structured to be better followed? Typically plans are in the form of orders, which isn't all that helpful. - Todd Hoff
Todd, if you are a diabetic and you are asked to follow a simple diet plan and walk 10 minutes post meal and you don't. If you have asthma and on oxygen and you are asked AND assisted to cease smoking and you do not. How much more structure is needed? I believe in personal accountability but similar to give me something for my headache and then I won't take the medicine. Then I complain about my headache. - Janet
A simple diet plan? It's not a diet change. It's a total change of your life. Everything you've done your whole life is not only wrong, it's killing you. Every meal out, every meal at home, every time you want a snack, every time you are thirsty, every birthday, every holiday, every social situation, everything has changed. How do you make the transition? There's nothing simple about it. - Todd Hoff
Enabler or caretaker. You are preaching to someone who lost loved ones because they would not or could not break their health disorder. Psychological counseling with dietician supplementing better choices? My point is the vicious circle of 'help me doctor' - 'I will not take responsibility for my actions' - 'help me doctor'. I am a burned out healthcare worker, sorry. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm not preaching, I'm saying what my experience has been. I definitely hear you about taking responsibility for your actions. But just giving an edict and tossing up your hands when it's not followed is also avoiding responsibility. How could that ever work? I don't see how psychological counseling with dietician will be effective. People need to learn how they can live their lives completely differently. I don't think that can be done with a visit to get a lecture. - Todd Hoff
People under going weight reduction surgery DO get psychological therapy pre-surgical. It is approaching the mental and physical. Stigma exists for people to openly admit and accept help. - Janet from FFHound!
How effective is it? - Todd Hoff
Very, it is a life changing step they take. We have a very busy bariatric surgeon at our hospital and psychotherapy as well as dietary as well as physical rehab are part of the program. I can count six of my co-workers having success with the full revision surgery. More complications and less success with the lap band. Patients can overeat with those. - Janet
Odd that we don't do that for other interventions? - Todd Hoff
Ken Morley
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013 -
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - 2013
Here's the curve for 2014: - Ken Morley
From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | Science | The Guardian -
From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | Science | The Guardian
"A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence?" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Early evidence from their project, the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 , shows that "awesome" now turns up in conversation 72 times per million words. "Marvellous", which 20 years ago appeared 155 times per million words, now appears just twice per million. "Fortnight" is also on the endangered list, as is "cheerio". (That's "cheerio" meaning goodbye, young people, as opposed to the singular form of the breakfast cereal, which you would only tend to use if you got one stuck up your nose.)" - Maitani
Spoken BNC2014 project announcement - Maitani
"The project is now calling on people to send in MP3s of their conversations – they'll even pay a small amount – in order to gain a wider sense of how the language as it is spoken has changed over the years." - Maitani
certainly most interested in accents other than the Queen's English -- when the audio samples are collected they should make a game like -- what's your high score? - Adriano
Brilliant! :) - Ken Morley
Adriano, I haven't played that game often, although it is fun and I should try it again! I don't think I can score very high, maybe because I am studying dead languages most of the time, "pronouncing" in my mind what I am reading. Anyway, I should listen to people speaking living languages a bit more! - Maitani
Maitani, you too! I like Pali spoken using Japanese phonetics :-) but would like to learn the differences in nuance between a singular language, English with spoken accents: Welsh, Irish, Scotish, Liverpoolish, etc. (For prank calls :-) - Adriano
I like to listen to these various dialects and accents, too. It is just a matter of finding the time for it all. - Maitani
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @designmilk: A stunning residence in upstate NY with a reflective facade:
RT @designmilk: A stunning residence in upstate NY with a reflective facade:
I hope the cost of construction included little helmets for the local bird population. - Ken Morley
Yeah, that could potentially be a problem - John (bird whisperer)
Needs butter! - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
Yes. Yes, it does. - Betsy
Apple butter! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Cookie butter. - John (bird whisperer)
Your toast is naked. - holly #ravingfangirl
It's Toast Jim - Me
But not as I know it! - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
Also, four fried chickens and a Coke. - Steven Perez
^ - Marie
A chicken salad sandwich... hold the mayo, hold the butter, hold the lettuce, hold the chicken. - Ken Morley
Needs more cheese. - April Russo
50 years ago tonight I went to Forest Hills Stadium,NY to see my very first concert.....THE BEATLES!!!.
Nice! My first was Elton John in 1973. (I'm not going to count Terry Jacks and The Poppy Family at the PNE.) - Ken Morley
i didn't start going to shows until 1984. David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. - Big Joe Silence
<3 - L to tha B from Android
They Might be Giants was mine. Pretty much same same as The Beatles. - Steve C Team Marina
The first concert I went to see that was my decision (my parents used to take me to shows all the time) was Megadeth, with Suicidal Tendencies opening for them. It was at the Patriot Center (GMU) on Nov. 5, 1992 - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Ken Morley
In these home improvement shows they keep tearing out the ceiling fans. I'LL GIVE YOU MY CEILING FAN WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!
And my popcorn ceiling! - Ken Morley
Seriously! - L to tha B from Android
Well, you can have my ceiling. But in GA, there's a reason for the fan! - L to tha B from Android
I hate when they do that. There is a reason why they are there!!! - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
It's not really worth putting in a/c here as it's only required a couple of week a year, but the ceiling fans have been going non-stop for the past 6 weeks. Plus I'd rather have the doors and windows open. :) - Ken Morley
I remember hating that even back in the days of Trading Spaces. - L to tha B from Android
I am looking at ceiling fans right now to replace one that got dislodged in our earthquake. - Anne Bouey
I hope all these ceiling fan haters live with heat flashes.....they will change their tune. ;) - Janet from FFHound!
Ceiling fans are pretty useful. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it stems mostly from the fans that they had were rather ugly and wouldn't go with what they were changing. That being said, I enjoy ceiling fans and there are some amazingly beautiful fans that are available. But I can't stand popcorn ceilings... - Chris Topher
Older houses with high ceilings do well with ceiling fans. There's someplace for the heat to rise, and lots of clearance. Things are out of proportion in a more recent, low-ceilinged house. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Popcorn ceilings and shag carpets are going to be a thing again soon. Mark my words. ;) - Ken Morley
... I forgot avocado appliances. :) - Ken Morley
Have both and hate both. I'll deal with the fans, but popcorn ceiling has looked tacky since I was a kid. This is the first place I've lived in in almost 24 years that has popcorn ceilings. So gross. - Anika
Another decade and my 1993 decor is going to be awesome! - Ken Morley
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Can't stand popcorn ceilings!!! The popcorn ceiling here makes the rooms look gloomy (all the shadows) and hold smooshed bug remains. I like ceiling fans better than ac though. - Heather
Ken Morley
Port an M&Ms
So good! :) - Ken Morley from email
Mmmmmm. Port. - Jennifer Dittrich
The fruit flies love them some port. :) - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
I like Port and Tollhouse cookies. My Christmas treat. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This may need to become a tradition. - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right -
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right
OMG, Melanie Griffith's face... it's just...I don't even... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
PSA, kids: just say no to bad plastic surgery. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Funny, we were remarking on that the other night after seeing Ann Margaret (73) in Ray Donovan, and how much better her surgeon must be than Melanie Griffith's (57). She still looks fantastic! - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Ken Morley
This iPhone is crap! The volume buttons do nothing... The thing is still tiny!
The buttons adjust the volume of the whole universe, so you probably didn't notice. - David Lounsbury
Ah okay, I thought I was going to have to make a trip to the Genius Bar. ;) - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Day 42 - Second racking
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I'm amazed at how well this is turning out. It already tastes very nice; good tannins, nice and dry (I cut back on the recommended sugar about 20%). #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
The red blush on the plums have given it a light pink colour, which should deepen a bit once it ages. I don't know if I'm going to be able to leave this alone for a year. :) - Ken Morley
Conversely, what are the albums that you loved when they came out, but when you listen now you have no idea what you were thinking?
everything STP ever did comes to mind. - Big Joe Silence
"Nevermind" by Nirvana is a prime example of this for me. I bought into the Nirvana lie right from the get go. Now I hear those songs and just marvel at how unlistenable some of them were. - Bren
That Madonna soundtrack for Who's That Girl. I should say I tried to like it. Now ... - Eric from iPhone
Anything by New Kids on the Block. ;) On a related note, I can't listen to "Nevermind" anymore; not because I think it's bad music, but because it was sooooooooooooooo overplayed in the 90's. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I don't want to hear for the rest of my life. - Jenny H.
I'll have to go stare at my tape collection for this one but I'm sure there are plenty. - Steve C Team Marina
Any Neil Young, Talking Heads, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Some timbre in their range annoys the living crap out of me. Eddie Vedder sounds like a goat in heat to me. #fridayhates - Janet from FFHound!
There can be only one... Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer Still like the album art though. :D - Ken Morley
Jagged Little Pill. It seemed cool at the time I suppose, but I cannot stand her voice now. At all. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Inspired by listening to "Vitalogy" after many years... what are the albums that you really just didn't like when you first heard them, but after time passed you came around to really appreciate?
most of the ones i currently like, actually. - Big Joe Silence
The first couple of Ani Difranco albums I ever heard fit this category, too. - Bren
Ænima by Tool. Meh when my dad first played it for me, but it's one of my favorites now. - Jenny H.
I think, more than albums, I have songs that I instinctively hate when I hear them but then mysteriously grow on me. "Straight Lines" by Silverchair and "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse come to mind... - Jenny H.
Bitches Brew. I hated it viscerally as a teenager. It grew on me over time. and Sonic Youth. everybody loved Goo and I just couldn't get into it. Then I heard 100% from Dirty, and it gave me pause. Now I love both records as a reminder of those times and of their own merit. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
If we start talking jazz, I can tell you my ear was not refined sufficiently to enjoy it as a youth, try as I might. I bought "Saxophone Colossus" when I was 15, hoping to impress my more astute musician friends, but couldn't listen for more than a few minutes. Now I love it. One of the perks of aging, I guess. - Bren from iPhone
I didn't like Exile on Main St.much when I first heard it. - Ken Morley
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Do geese attack? They were eyeballing me pretty hard so I walked around them. They stared me down the whole way. 😐
Yes. Yes they do. - Victor Ganata
Oh, yeah man. Geese are not to be trifled with. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes. Beware the geese. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Or turkeys...Geese and turkeys. - Ken Morley
Chicks and geese and ducks better scurry. - Betsy
They do sometimes. If someone comes what they consider too close, sometimes they fight and sometimes they scurry away. I think they're more aggressive when they have goslings or eggs nearby. - John (bird whisperer)
Ken Morley
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic -
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic
What would be the most ironic item to have delivered by Gdrone? - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Amazon or iTunes gift cards? An iRobot drone? - Jennifer Dittrich
"The Best of the Jefferson Airplane" on cassette? - Ken Morley
surely you mean 8-track cartridge? - Big Joe Silence
I thought that might be pushing it, but - Ken Morley
A horse and carriage - Todd Hoff from iPhone
A buggy whip? - Ken Morley
Surveillance photos - Kevin Johnson from Android
It could pick up your film canisters, then deliver 4 x 6 glossies. - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
"Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco during the summer of 1965, emerging from the San Francisco Bay folk music boom. The founder of the group was 23-year-old vocalist Marty Balin, a San Francisco-raised singer who had established a minor career as a pop singer in the early Sixties and had made several recordings under his own name. With the Beatles-led British Invasion of 1964, Balin was inspired by the merging of folk with rock in early 1965, spearheaded by the success of The Byrds and Simon & Garfunkel, and decided to form a group to play the hybrid style. With a group of investors, Balin purchased a former pizza parlour on Fillmore Street where he opened a new club, The Matrix and began searching for members for his group..." - Ken Morley
Yikes! A blast from the past, from the past! :) - Ken Morley
Jim Carey did a pretty good rendition of Somebody to Love, in Cable Guy, IMHO. :) - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Zucchini... Zucchini for everybody!
"But we're sick of zucchini dad." - Ken Morley from email
Zucchini noodles? - Corinne L
Ooh, good idea Corinne. These zucchini noodles look fairly delicious! - Ken Morley
I highly recommend checking out She has been obsessed with zucchini noodles this summer (and she also has just a fantastic collection of zucchini recipes in general). She also did a really great zucchini roundup back in July (I've tried about a third of those recipes and they're pretty good) that might give you some extra ideas! - Hookuh Tinypants
bread! grilled or broiled - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
Grill the zucchini then add to stir fry. Grilled or griddle added to salads - WarLord
Tons of great ideas here thanks Amanda! The Pizza Bites look like a good one for the zucchini that get a little too large... plus zucchini and marinara sauce seem like a delicious combo. :) Grilling or stir-frying in olive oil with onions is my go-to method, but I have everything here for the zucchini alla scapece, so I'm having that for lunch. Thanks Lorenzo! - Ken Morley
Zucchini is one of the things that makes it hard for me to learn how to eat seasonally. I just enjoy it so much during the summer that over winter I can't help but buy all the imported zukes to quell my cravings. - Hookuh Tinypants
I know what you mean. It kills me to pay for zucchini. :) - Ken Morley
Heard from a comedian: my town was so small, we never locked the doors to the house or the car. Except in August. If you didn't lock your car in August, you'd come back to a back seat full of zucchini. - Betsy
^HA HA HA! Ken, I am a fan of this Asian-influenced zucchini noodle dish: - Corinne L
How is your plum wine is coming along Ken??!! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I'll be doing my 2nd racking next weekend and will sample it then. Fingers crossed. :) - Ken Morley
Fingers crossed at this end too :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @robmanuel: Internet. Stop what you are doing. We have new word meaning dickhead.
RT @robmanuel: Internet. Stop what you are doing. We have new word meaning dickhead.
For trepanist, one assumes. - Meg VMeg
Or treponeme. - Ken Morley
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Casual mazing. I want that to be a thing.
Like a garden of sporking paths? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I am a-mazing as we speak.... sorry... had to say it before Andrew :P - Ken Morley
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I stumbled into this glassblowing class in Chicago. Mighty interesting! 😀 💙
I'd like to learn this. - Ken Morley
It's super expensive though. :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
It's a lot of dollars, but it's not actually very expensive. Most intro to glass blowing classes I see start and end at making ornaments; this one looks like they really build you some skills, and do so over a really long time (it's 24 hours worth of classes, which is a lot longer than any class I've seen). - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Ken Morley
For your consideration: Kiva - Simplicia from Philippines -
For your consideration: Kiva - Simplicia from Philippines
"Simplicia is 38 years old, married and has three children, one currently in school. Simplicia is in the agricultural business, raising cattle in the Philippines. Simplicia requested a PHP 12,000 loan through NWTF to purchase feed, vitamins and other supplies for her business. Simplicia has been raising cattle for 12 years now, and has borrowed four times in the past from NWTF to sustain her business. Simplicia would like to save enough to provide a secure future for her family. " - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Contributed. Thanks for posting, Ken! - L to tha B
:D - Ken Morley
Fully funded. - Ken Morley
Andrew C (✔)
Welp, Twitter's started showing me - in the main timeline - what all y'all are favoriting.
What is this Twitter you speak of? - Ken Morley
Someone else mentioned that a few weeks ago. That's so bizarre. There's many reasons for favoriting a tweet. Why show that to other people? - Anika
I mean favorites have always been public, but until now they weren't promoted into the main timeline like RTs. - Andrew C (✔)
Ugh - Amit Patel
Eric Buchegger
I find the drone slightly less creepy than the guy across the way with the telescope. At least you know it's there. - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
For your consideration: Kiva - Juditha from Philippines -
For your consideration: Kiva - Juditha from Philippines
"A loan of $175 helps Juditha to purchase building materials and pay for construction labor." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Fully funded. :) - L to tha B
Victor Ganata
There's a reason why the rest of the world thinks we're full of shit #AmericanExceptionalism #AmericanHypocrisy
Mariam Barghouti, a university student and blogger in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has tweeted out tips for reporters and others in Ferguson who face tear gas from police. “Remember to not touch your face when tear-gassed or put water on it. Instead use milk or coke!” she wrote last week. Voicing solidarity with those facing off against police in Missouri, she said a “made in USA teargas canister was shot at us a few days ago in #Palestine by Israel, now they are used in #Ferguson.” - Ken Morley
Jason Griffey
That time you get excited about something you see online and go to add it to Pinboard, only to realize you added it literally a year ago.
hahaha happens to me all the time! - RepoRat
yeah - WarLord
I'll often write great new ideas in my journal, only to find out later I've duplicated an existing entry almost word for word. - Ken Morley
In fact, you you wrote this same tweet 4 years ago. - Todd Hoff
Look at the bright side, consistency is good #memorynotsomuch - WarLord
Ken Morley
Who just bought brake pads?
I just bought brake pads! #manskills - Ken Morley from email
Stop. - Joe
Wish I could. - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Mission accomplished.
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I'd say it was time to change those. - Ken Morley
Handy tip: Don't top up your brake fluid before changing brake pads. :P - Ken Morley
Ken Morley
Librarians were badass in the 15th century!
"On occasion monasteries tried to secure their possession by freighting their precious manuscripts with curses. “For him that stealeth, or borroweth and returneth not, this book from its owner,” one of these curses runs, "let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with palsy, and all his members blasted. Let him languish in pain crying aloud for mercy, and let there be no surcease to his agony till he sing in dissolution. Let bookworms gnaw his entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his final punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him forever." - Ken Morley
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt - Ken Morley
I feel compelled to settle my outstanding balance. - Ken Morley
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