this week i

resolve to try my local grocer. shuts at 8pm, unfortunately.

saw sara seager talk about exoplanets at nasm. she has her own subdomain at!

loafed around all weekend.

ran the data to update our medicare chart book.

wrote a program to simulate the (tremendous) variation in health insurance premiums in small employer group plans (2-25 employees).

was approved to study medically underserved areas in ahrq's data center.

prefer lyrics that admit they make no sense.

braided, cut my hair.

need to wash that mirror.

mailed it.

shut down my office. caught a bus to new york city.


this week i

published this issue brief to quantitatively explain the quality ratings that seniors rely on to choose a privatized medicare plan (medicare advantage) instead of traditional medicare. notice the difference between for-profit and non-profit.

published my sushi recipes on george's vegetarian cooking blog. notice my guest-blogger alias.

installed r's graphical user interface rkward on my windows 7 machine. intellisense. autocomplete. looking good so far.

helped danielle analyze uterine fibroid diagnoses and treatment in eight million records of national inpatient sample data.

like this r graphical manual, organized by visualization type rather than package.

brought my own beer to an evening of jazz at hr57.

enjoyed the all-you-can-eat "desserts from around the world" table at the phillips after five with geir.

saw the temptations and the four tops at strathmore. actually, since only one out of each original group is still alive, i suppose i just saw a temptation and a top. mark noted that since a second member of the four tops was the son of an original member, that counted for half a top. the coasters still my favorite doo wop.