Monthly Archives: December 2010

Waiting for Nathan’s Heart

from Carole Bartoo:Nathan is 18 months old and is spending his Christmas in the hospital, waiting for a new heart. Christmas is sometimes called a season of waiting. Nathan and his parents especially know what that means.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoLpJv80EMQ

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Dayani Center gets New Exercise Equipment

from Wayne Wood:Frederick Jones, an installer with Atlas Fitness Systems, puts the finishing touches on one of the new pieces of equipment installed last week at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness. As Dayani members begin to enjoy … Continue reading

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The Science of Always Being in the Slowest Line

from Wayne Wood:Science and engineering brought to bear on why other people are always in your way. And why, even though how to speed things up is well understood, most stores don’t do it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5Ri_HhziI0&feature=player_detailpage#t=94sHat tip: The Daily What, via Andrew … Continue reading

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Ten Questions About Christmas

from Wayne Wood:1. What kind of question is “But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?” If he’s the MOST FAMOUS reindeer, why wouldn’t you recall him?2. Since “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” has a comma in its … Continue reading

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My Favorite Photo ever of a Football Coach

from Wayne Wood:New Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin arrives at the Nashville airport with his family.

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The Hot Toy this Year in Germany?

from Wayne Wood:This is WAY better than Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots or Hungry Hungry Hippos:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6nmHzPCTdw]If it’s anything like the toys I used to see advertised on TV, this pooping wiener dog is probably not nearly as much fun as … Continue reading

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Yohimbine and Head Rush

from Leigh MacMillan:Orthostatic hypotension – a sudden drop in blood pressure that causes dizziness and near-fainting (a “head rush”) – is the main cause of disability in patients with autonomic failure, a disorder of the nervous system that normally controls … Continue reading

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Back from Sicktown

from Wayne Wood:I was sick for a couple of days last week. I felt terrible, and spent one entire day in bed, mostly sleeping. I didn’t read, didn’t watch TV–just curled up and slept. And then, slowly but surely, I … Continue reading

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There Are Places I Remember

from Wayne Wood:A few years ago Sharon and I were in Liverpool and arranged with a local guide to take a tour of Beatles sites. We saw Ringo’s childhood home, the school where John studied art, the churchyard where John … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace and the Piano Man. Gilligan, too.

from Wayne Wood:The “Theme from Gilligan’s Island” is a very versatile tune. It can be used to sing, among other songs, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “House of the Rising Sun,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” and “Amazing Grace.”Emily Dickinson gets … Continue reading

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