Archive | January, 2014


An Example of Excess: Proton Beam Radiation Therapy

Proton Beam Radiation Therapy (PBRT) has burst onto the health care scene over the last decade. At cancer institutions across the country, PBRT facilities have been built at great expense. As data is collected and public awareness develops, PBRT has become the new cutting-edge treatment that cancer centers want to claim. In Washington D.C., a competition between […]

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Here Comes the Sun

Just when you think you can’t stand more rain and fog on the coast of Maine, the sun comes out. It’s beautiful in the summer. It’s dazzling in winter. Here are a few photos from our walk yesterday along Sunshine Road on Deer Isle. The ice is starting to melt and you can see tidal heaving […]

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What You Can Do On a Rainy Winter Day

We woke up this morning to a vista of white and gray. Woolly fog. Melting snow. And the patter of rain. And more rain. I’m in a tiny town on the coast of Maine so there isn’t much to do today. There are no museums to wander in. No shopping or window gazing along technicolor […]

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Debbie’s Three Words for 2014

I’ve procrastinated, painfully, on this blog post. Here’s what happened. For the past several years I have selected three words as guides for what I want to accomplish and how I want to change in the new year. It’s a way of setting goals that I stole from several well-known bloggers (see here and here if […]

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