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.