Month: October 2013

The new abnormal; or, “stuck” in Bethesda

Yes, it’s that special time of year again, when our thoughts naturally turn to things like vampires, dripping blood, terrified screams in the darkness, the donning of masks and the reanimation of dead tissue. I’m speaking, of course, about the one-year anniversary of my stem cell transplant, which in the most bizarre of coincidences happens to fall precisely on All Hallows’ Eve. Read more...

iOS 7: No Wonder you don’t like it

There was a time when a telephone’s “operating system” consisted of a finger wheel–a round plastic dial with ten finger holes corresponding to the numbers 0 through 9. This relatively straightforward phone dialing system, which I’ll call telOS 2, worked pretty well for all of us from, oh, the early 1920s to the 1960s, when telOS 3 was released. Read more...

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