this week i

finished the core programming required for our health plan tracker, designed to make cms medicare advantage data more easily understandable.

created some mammoth crosstabulation tables at the ahrq data center using our merge of medical expenditure person-level data and physician shortage area geo-data.

made avocado+cheese omelets & blueberry smoothies.

saw max, in town to work with federal foreclosure data. took her where i take all my visiting scholar friends, a sri lankan blues concert, of course.

drove to north carolina for a powwow..

..think of it as a native american state fair..

..with fry bread instead of funnel cake..

..slightly different crafts & trinkets..

..and occasional public health reminders (upper left)..

..all centered around a dance circle..

..and some drum solos.

the elders took it seriously..

..the kids just went to look cool.

camped on medoc mountain.

burned some cheerios. no reason.

took a rorschach test..
horse on hind legs chases fleeing angel

the leviathan opens its mouth

a dragon, mid-curtsey

toured petersburg battlefield, site of the longest siege of the war. union soldiers dug this mine..

..filled it with dynamite, blew up the confederate sentry from underground, made this crater.

can't get over civil war medicine.

stopped by richmond for the poe museum.

tasted virginia wines.