Questions Big and Small

"Most great scientists know many important problems. They have something between 10 and 20 important problems for which they are looking for an attack. And when they see a new idea come up, one hears hears them say "Well that bears on this problem". They drop all the other things and get after it."~Richard Hamming My big question today is: Why haven't we "gotten after "an alternative to high doses of steroids in treating autoimmune and rheumatic disorders like Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Polymyalgia Rheumatica(PMR)? PMR is the second most common autoimmune rheumatic disorder in people over 50. In simple terms, it is inflammation of the large blood vessels in and around the brain. Visual loss is the most feared complication in temporal arteritis, and extracranial arteries and/or Continue Reading

XYZ 3D Printer

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I unpacked and setup my new toy today. Isn’t she a beauty!           This is the new Da Vinci 1.o XYZ Desktop 3D Printer which I purchased about a month ago. It took about 3 weeks to arrive as it was on back order from the supplier. I was pleasantly surprised […]

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Show Your Work

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind, there are few.”~Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki as quoted by Austin Kleon in his book “Show Your Work.” I just finished reading “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon and found that it resonated with me on a number of different levels. I especially liked […]

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Columbus Chains

  Columbus Chains-The Question of Authenticity The Century Illustrated Magazine, vol.23 November 1892-April 1893-“In this year when all the world is concurring to celebrate adequately the memory of Columbus, everything bearing upon him is of interest. We hear therefore on all sides of biographies that have appeared or are about to appear, of fetes to […]

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Cultivating Curiosity Camp

I will be running a camp this summer for kids ages 5-12 in Richmond Virginia in partnership with the Good Shepherd Episcopal School. The camp, ?You Can Be an Archaeologist Too!? will focus on cultivating curiosity around observation, mapping and stewardship concepts. We will also be excavating a cake and a sandbox. We will spend […]

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