loose associations

Early Fall

I’m draining the pool. It’s nostalgia, sad and sweet. This was the best summer yet, though it was short because the San Juan schools granted students only seven weeks of time off. Our…

Jungle Music

I have a distant memory of a scene from The Buddy Holly Story in which (as I recall) his father is berating Buddy for wasting his time playing “that… that… that Jungle music.”…

Leaps of Faith

“God explains everything.” That’s an expression of faith. “Science can explain everything without invoking a god; there is no need to believe in god.” If science has explained everything, then why are there…

Thankslist

Auburn Bob Brian Caper Carol Ann Elizabeth Emily Esther Gary Jack Jamie Jennifer Jim Joshua Julie Kathy Kristi Leslie Lori Mark Marlyn Matthew Megan Monica Nina Pam Pepper Ray Rob Rosa Ruth Sonny…

Speaking of Dreams

Imagine a campus composed of three small, rectangular, three-story glass buildings, each facing a different direction and located some distance from the other two. Between them are well-manicured lawns with concrete walkways meandering…

Medical Email

For the past couple of years, I have wanted to write about the role of email in medical practice and doctor-patient relationships. I’ve finally done so, and posted the result on the Sacramento…

Managing an Internal Dialtone with asterisk

I run an asterisk PBX, largely to handle the complex telephony needs of Sacramento Medical Oasis, Inc. If you don’t know what an asterisk PBX is, you can stop reading now and you…

Dear Virgin Mobile:

Dear “Virgin Mobile” pranksters: Thank you for an entertaining couple of days. You really had me going! At the end, I expected some “Candid Camera” guy to pop out from behind my sofa,…

Public Trough II

People keep asking me why the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services (to spare my fingers, hereinafter known as DBHS) is dismantling effective community programs in…

Sacramento County Mental Health… again

On 26Mar2010, at 15:54, =====@======.=== wrote: I’ve specifically been praying for $1M for TCORE. Is that about right? Understand that I have no inside knowledge of the budget of TCORE, DBHS, or the…