Monthly Archives: November 2010

Decor My Eyes and Google Judo

from Wayne Wood:A fascinating New York Times story about how a small mail order eyeglasses business used Google judo to drive up its search ranking the more customers complained about shoddy service. I started reading it mildly interested, and devoured … Continue reading

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Come By Here

from Wayne WoodSomewhere along the way, I came to dislike the song “Kumbaya.” Sharon knows this, and one year we were staying in a small Mexican town on my birthday (long story), and, just to mess with me, she conspired … Continue reading

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Remembering Jewel

from Wayne Wood:My friend Jewel Kavanaugh, who was the longtime manager of the Vanderbilt Employees Credit Union, died this week. She was a great person, who helped scores of people in her long career. When she was about to retire … Continue reading

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NPT”Children’s Health Crisis”Documentary Series Lives Up to the Slogan”Television Worth Watching”

From Wayne Wood:WNPT Nashville Public Television aired the latest installment of its documentary series “Children’s Health Crisis,” this one dealing with obesity. (After linking to the home page for the series, click on the “obesity” tab at the top of … Continue reading

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Follow VU surgical team online from Guatemala

From Wayne Wood: A team from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is in Guatemala. Follow their blog:Follow VU surgical team online from Guatemala | myVU | Vanderbilt University: myVU.

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Rascal Flatts and”Stitch”

from Carole Bartoo:Channer Smith, a 7-year-old patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, had quite a treat for Halloween. Smith got to sing “Life is a Highway” with Rascal Flatts. The award-winning trio came to the hospital … Continue reading

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The Courage of an Artist

From Wayne Wood:Erin Brady Worsham is an artist who has lived with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for 16 years. I first learned of her work and her life in 2001, when we printed a story about her … Continue reading

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