“Hey, this is me, your doctor. You died…” “…Worst of all, though: you died alone…” Some perspective and thoughts about the pandemic from a frontline doctor.
how to be better at death
Freaky-sounding title? I don’t see why it should be. I am not frightened of dying Any time will do, I don’t mind Why should I be frightened of dying? There’s no reason for it, you’ve gotta go sometime So you
we are made of star-stuff
death & social media
the “model minority”
I’ve always thought there was something…off-putting about the “model minority” label. via GoComics
untranslatable words – saudade
saudade – a melancholic longing or yearning…“a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present.” From Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin
untranslatable words – hiraeth
hiraeth – Welsh. “It combines elements of homesickness, nostalgia and longing. Interlaced, however, is the subtle acknowledgment of an irretrievable loss – a unique blend of place, time and people that can never be recreated. This unreachable nature adds an
our brain, the incredible machine
On episode 191 of the You Are Not So Smart podcast…David Eagleman discusses his new book, Livewired, exploring how technology can take advantage of brain plasticity to add new senses and expand subjective reality in ways never before possible. It
medicine needs a higher bar
The name of the video is “Stop Using Cancer Treatments That Don’t Work (w/Dr. Vinay Prasad)”, but that barely scratches the surface. This is such an informative video that *really* makes you think about the state of modern medicine in
I wanna be difficult!