Daily Archive: March 29, 2012


A very cautious guess about the spike in autism

The CDC yesterday released a study showing that autism rates have spiked. 1 in 88 kids are affected. What the hell is going on? People have speculated about  possible environmental cause, as the president...


Adrienne Rich: a modulated cantata.

Adrienne Rich has passed away.   Encountering Adrienne Rich’s poems was a revelation.   Here was a feminist of a different sort, one who spoke to a young man like me in a voice wise and...


I don’t know what your healthcare costs

… and I’ll bet your doctor doesn’t, either. Okay, that’s is a bit of an overstatement.  I know what my little bit of my patients’ healthcare costs are.  I know what my practice charges...