Category Archives: Health Care

Tale of Two Hospital Visits

Covid Deaths in U.S.:  1,107,794   Get Vaccinated! Stop the War in Ukraine! Six weeks ago we had a miserable experience at the Virginia Mason (VM) Emergency Department (ED) in Seattle, WA. Today, was much different – fortunately. My wife was experiencing … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking

Covid Deaths in U.S.:  1,030,000    Get Vaccinated! Stop the War in Ukraine! As I walked across a wooden bridge over the marsh on Oak Island, NC, with my trusty hiking poles, a woman shared “are you promoting Nordic walking as the … Continue reading

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The Future Earth by Eric Holthaus

Day 142 of Self Quarantine             Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  157,000 At the top of my existential crisis list is the climate change dynamic disaster.  To see he who shall not be named ( Tя☭mp), … Continue reading

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I Want to Move to New Zealand

Day 108 of Self Quarantine                       Covid 19 Deaths in U.S.:  128,000 I could not believe my eyes when I saw the news video of fans screaming and cheering side by … Continue reading

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A Zoom Wake in the Age of a Pandemic

Nick Nussbaum died earlier this week.  He died of the corona virus due to underlying health conditions. Nick died without family, friends or colleagues present.  Only the brave medical professionals were in attendance. We found out about his passing days … Continue reading

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Who’s Watching the Scientists?

“Look at the top 10 images for scientists that show up on Google” presented Carrie Tzou as she introduced the session at the UW Bothell Innovation Forum Tic Talk on STEM Education. As we all had a good laugh, Carrie asked what … Continue reading

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Don Norman would be proud

Don Norman is a delightful professorial curmudgeon who collects and publishes examples of good and bad design in books like The Design of Everyday Things and Living with Complexity. On my walk through the Seattle Ferry terminal yesterday I finally took … Continue reading

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Eliminating the Professional Priesthoods

One of the trends I’ve seen over the years is the systematic elimination of priesthoods in industry after industry. I first noticed this with the publication of the book From Wall Street to Main Street by Gene Perry.  He described the transition … Continue reading

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