Saturday, March 05, 2011

Heinrich Kühn, a new favorite artist

Gorgeous, painterly photographs from the upcoming exhibit Heinrich Kühn: The Perfect Photograph running 3/6/11 through 5/30/11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Kühn highly developed the gum bichromate technique of printing photographs to achieve this dreamy quality. I was captivated and will definitely go see it again.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Perspective on medical costs

A couple nights ago at work, I held several doses of Factor VII while another nurse went over the process of administering it with a pharmacist. It's an uncommon enough, and expensive, treatment that they wanted to be sure to get it right. As I looked at it I thought, "This costs as much as my remaining student loans." That would be $30,000.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On decorum when faced with kink

I can't be sure, but I suspect the eye mask a recent patient of mine brought from home was actually intended for BDSM activities. It was black leather, with fleecy lining on the interior eye patches and little straps on the exterior eye patches. All night I kept looking at it in wonderment. I considered making a veiled reference to confirm and so he knew that I knew, but decided to stay scrupulously professional.