Anne Lamott – Time Lost and Found

Finding time – Sunset.


I sometimes teach classes on writing, during which I tell my students every single thing I know about the craft and habit. This takes approximately 45 minutes. I begin with my core belief—and the foundation of almost all wisdom traditions—that there is nothing you can buy, achieve, own, or rent that can fill up that hunger inside for a sense of fulfillment and wonder. But the good news is that creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.

Then I bring up the bad news: You have to make time to do this.

This means you have to grasp that your manic forms of connectivity—cell phone, email, text, Twitter—steal most chances of lasting connection or amazement. That multitasking can argue a wasted life. That a close friendship is worth more than material success.


Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls

Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls.

After adjusting for the number of medications a person was taking, the researchers found men and women taking opioid painkillers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury as seniors who were not taking those drugs. Women taking antidepressants were 75% more likely to have a fall injury.

Centipedes, Caterpillars, and Other Creepy Crawlers | EBM Gone Wild

Centipedes, Caterpillars, and Other Creepy Crawlers | EBM Gone Wild.

Governor declares emergency after drug overdoses – New Hampshire news –

The more I learn about Emergency Medicine the more I understand how much data EM physicians have to know about what can kill you so that they can save your life.  Saturday mornings are my time to catch up on medical news.  The overdose epidemic in NH was interesting but not completely surprising.  The bug information was surprising to me.

I’m not going to Peru.  Go to the website for a very good downloadable Slideshare presentation.  Great pictures too.