Thursday, January 27, 2011


I sincerely apologize for not updating this past week. If it makes you feel better, I have four half-finished drafts on entries saved on my computer. It's just that everything I want to talk about or show you I can't talk about or show you yet, and all this includes:

1.) The new cover of my book! I saw a sneak preview, and guys, it looks so good. It's actually much closer to what I had originally wanted to to be than the other cover, and I can't wait to show you, hopefully by the end of the week.

2.) We bought a house! I mean, I think. We are getting it inspected on Sunday, so I guess we may still back out when we find ye olde burial mound in the backyard or what have you. But still...HOUSE. I am really excited to put up pictures, not so much for the HOUSE aspect of it all but because the inside does need some updating and...look, I don't know what the hell I'm doing. JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND I'LL DO IT. Anyway: we are under contract. See, what with all the real estate terms that I now know. Closing costs! Earnest money held in escrow! Glengarry Glen Ross! I am a fountain of vaguely understood terms.

3.) I started looking for a preschool for Mack. This is one of life's more painful experiences, because first: oh my god, it's so expensive, and secondly: clearly you don't understand that my baby is a sensitive handsome genius and what school could possibly be good enough for him? Well, no, I guess I don't really think that anymore (if I've learned anything in the past, oh, say ten years, it's that kids are both endlessly adaptable as well as virtually indestructible) but we are looking at preschools and it is somewhat excruciating, though not without humor. This, for example, is a picture off the glossy pamphlet of one such school, a picture that I'll caption, "Rosie O'Donell circa 1992 loves the children of all races!"

Anyway, apologies again, and I will update you on any and all of these things once it is prudent or allowable to do so. But until then--hey, look the program for the Iowa Writer's Workshop Writing in Medicine workshop is out! And there we are, Saturday at 9:00! So far it looks like you have to register for the conference in order to attend the panel, but if we can work it out, maybe we could tape part of the panel and put at least some of it online after the fact. As a panel about the relatively untapped potential of blogging in medicine, I feel like there would at least be a little interest out there in the general population, don't you?


  1. Good luck with all the new things! So exciting! Why are you looking for a new preschool? Is your new house too far away from the school which Cal attends? How come you're not looking for a school for Cal? Is he going to the local public school?

  2. Yay! I'm so glad the cover worked out well, and I'm impressed at how calmly you handled it (at least, according to what I've read here). Good luck with the new house!

  3. Anonymous9:00 PM

    So I guess it's good that the cover incident happened, bc it seems like it worked out for the better.

  4. Anonymous10:45 PM

    What was the cover incident?