Made Less Logical by Original Sin

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hi Peter IV

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The cadavers are stealing my creativity...

I apologize to my loyal readership (all 0.3 of you...) for my lack of thoughts, reflections, and random one-liners. Lately it has not been unusual to arrive at the end of a day and realize that I haven't really stopped to think or reflect or pray since the minute I woke up. Someday far away the scientific speed-eating contest will end and I'll be able to chew the cud again, I hope. Until then, laudemus Te in labora nostra.

When I do stop to think, it is usually about one of my life-long favorite topics: educational theory. I'm going to pull a sickeningly Modernist trick here, though, and say that it's just not useful to think about it right now. Pitfalls of the contemporary American educational system aside, I'm studying exactly what I was trained to ignore in college: little details with no real conceptual significance. My somewhat lazy, concept-seeking mind recoils at the slavery of memorizing details of a subalternate science. To act against your inclinations, though, is not always a bad thing, and I hope it will work towards rounding out my character and thought processes. I think my memory is already getting a little better.
Now what was I saying? :-)

Well, Mr. Netter and his anatomical atlas are calling my name.
Ad majorem Dei gloriam...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Just for fun...

I know this isn't terribly creative, but I thought it might be fun for a quick break...

10 years ago I:

1. Was 12 years old
2. ...and dreading becoming a teenager
3. Filled my days with animal husbandry
4. Got 3 new siblings
5. Decided to study lots of languages...

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. take the clothes in from the line
2. go look at some cadavers...
3. say the Rosary
4. study
5. read a chapter or two of Pride and Prejudice

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. ice cream :D
2. frozen juice smoothies
3. apples and peanut butter
4. bananas
5. carrots

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Go through medical school and just maybe qualify with more ease someday to have best job in the world... of a stay at home mom
2. put some away in investments for my family
3. give a few kids a chance at a great Catholic liberal education at my alma mater
4. give whatever's left to the chapel fundraising efforts at aforesaid institution...
5. not live like I thought I had any money...

5 places I have lived:
1. my current residence
2. southern california
3. new england
4. the central east coast
5. that's it!

Five jobs I have had:
1. teacher (Religion, literature and history, latin, reading... K-10th, including special needs sometimes...)
2. institutional kitchen slave
3. sacristan
4. library -shelving the 900 section and learning some history along the way from the book titles
5. Big sister (aka cook, maid, babysitter, tutor, etc...)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Balancing Act

Apple pies and acromion processes; laundry and lordosis... It's fun to have my own little home to run, but I wonder at my mother's having taken care of medical school, a house, a marriage, and a baby all at the same time... :-)

Sunday, May 04, 2008


Study is easy. People are hard.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Vicipaedia in Latina!

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Walking up the sidewalk to my dorm the other day, I felt like a freshman again. That marvelous sense of being a minnow in a very big pond is a comforting one, and I thought of all the great people who have walked over that same bit of concrete.

When we came, the sophomores were so wise and mature and big-hearted. Are there still great people here? Probably. I don't suppose there is any incredibly significant difference between the last catch of students and the current ones. Isn't it funny how the recognition of greatness depends so much on perspective?