Monday, July 30, 2007

a sorry lot, indeed

consider the following:

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

what motivates people to be good? is it fear? or is it truly a sense of what is right or wrong? and who decides what is right or wrong? is it a static decision or is it a subjective phenomenon? sorry to be so philosophical, but there you go.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

health care blogger code of ethics

sorry for the prolonged absence. it was not intentional. i was away on vacation in the land of no internet (or, at least, no internet available to me, the person who did not bring her laptop even though there was free wi-fi everywhere, although it was pronounced "wiffy" by several amusing tourists). while driving from denali to anchorage, i stumbled across this cartoon in the anchorage newspaper (artist Mike Lane). i laughed so hard i almost cried.

i am now back at work, but it's amazing how things pile up while you are away. so, i'm digging my way up from the depths, all the while trying to prepare a one hour case presentation for tomorrow. ugh.

"once more into the breech, dear friends, once more"...i promise i will surface again soon. before i go, i promised rob that i would update my blog with the code (see right). thanks rob.