calculated how the distribution of out-of-pocket spending (on premiums, pcps, hospitalizations, etc.) among elderly americans varies by different characteristics (like age, sex, living situation).
converted to gmail's multiple inboxes
blizzard-watched friday afternoon over a wood fired pizza
ventured into the tundra on saturday night..
..for a party at george & michelle's. afterward, our host graciously offered me one avocado for the road.
rooted for the underdogs, fans in the pew
didn't enjoy creation
, about charles darwin. best line: "must our children be revolutionaries at nine years of age" - emma d. set entirely in england during the post-adventure phase of his life, unclear to me why the filmmakers skipped his five year voyage around the earth
staycationed. a little profiling of medicaid recipients' out-of-pocket health spending-to-income ratio, a little investigating of the new hospital data
, a lot of loafing.
read some articles..
) social organization of the (open source) r project
) the end of the cold war.
'in the nine months that gave birth to a new world..the united states and the soviet union were largely passive midwives. they made history by what they did not do.'
'psychologists have christened "hindsight bias"-the tendency to regard actual historical outcomes as more probable than alternatives that seemed real at the time'
) evidence-basis and the doctor-patient interaction.
'his wife with metastatic ovarian cancer had spent six days in the hospital without a single doctor engaging her in a genuine conversation.'
'the new people in charge..believe that care should be configured as a commodity, its contents reduced to equations, all of its dimensions measured and priced, all patient choices formulated as retail purchases.'
) the socially deviant lion.
'they watched him mate for two days straight with a lioness he had killed.'
) utopian disaster response.
'human beings reset themselves to something altruistic, communitarian, resourceful, and imaginative after a disaster.'