this week i

began researching what we would be able to say about medically underserved areas.

compared the official but not nationally-representative cahps national benchmarking database with some cahps measures asked in the nationally-representative medical expenditure panel survey.

researched the most appropriate way to deal with small cell sizes in complex sample survey data: the rao-scott chi-square test. still can't compare differences between means, but it's a start.

received my italian passport after 2.5 years of bureaucracy-wrangling. move over berlusconi.
found an article supporting my theory that bangladesh will be the largest public health emergency ever. the tenth most densely-populated country (all others in the top 20 are city-states!), completely at sea-level. raise the oceans a few meters and the country is underwater faster than manhattan.

scored some homemade green chili bean stew with wine bottle-rolled tortillas at ted's place.

maximized the viewing area on my netbook.

stuck to my resolution and mostly kept off of gchat.

still can't believe the inequalities tolerated by our species.

ended summer..

for this many reasons, assateague a magical place..

ate take-out hot wings and shrimp burritos by beach bonfire..

..and sammiches..

..and breakfast sammiches.

stargazed (orion's belt lower right, zoom-in).

watched football.

dodged landmines.

endured traffic jams.. horse-induced..


..and plastic toy viking helmet confused confederate nordic biker-induced.

witnessed police officer and horned biker gang harmony..

..probably reconciled sgt. crowley-style over a starbucks.
add one little beverage-holder to the latest bikes..

suddenly the biker persona joins the ranks of latte-sippers.
used this many matches to build a fire.

pole dancing

flying mayflowers

naptime companionship

herbivore/carnivore divides..

..and conversion attempts..

..but first a sprinkle of holy water.

solidified a tradition.

bade farewell to huseyin, leaving for london.

delivered a going-away present..
get it? barack huseyin obama

see you on skype. and maybe in istanbul sometime.