I think I’m in love with Jimmy Carter. I’ve started reading his most recent book, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, and I’m totally taken with how improbable he is. Southern-raised, farmer, born-again evangelical Christian, yet he’s a liberal Democrat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. I yearn for a president like that.
I don’t get the newspaper, and I don’t watch TV news programs; instead, I get almost all of my news via the Internet and NPR. The problem with this is that I don’t often get a chance to see what places or people in the news look like.
Late last year, I finally started requesting inter-library book loans regularly. As I started reading more (because it was now simple and free), my list actually got longer, so I started writing it down. One unexpected advantage to this is that I can go back and look at the books I’ve enjoyed (or not) over the last year. I’m not an especially prolific reader, but I’ve surprised myself with the amount that I’ve actually had time to get through.
Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams has a blog that I was pointed to by a cow-orker a couple weeks ago. Half-surprisingly, he’s very well written, funny, and intelligent; so it makes a pretty good read. And he posts quite regularly.
The other day, he posted about the Evolution versus Intelligent Design debate. He didn’t debate the issue, mind you (he says “Iâ€™m not a believer in Intelligent Design, Creationism, Darwinism, free will, non-monetary compensation, or anything else I canâ€™t eat if I try hard enough”), he decided instead to discuss the discussion.
Although there’s a chance that she may get a couple more in the next week or two, it’s very likely that M’s received all the requests for interviews that she can expect. The following are the interviews she’s scheduled, in chronological order:
- University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT (two separate interviews for two different programs)
- George Washington University in Washington, DC
- Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA
- University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD
- Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT
- Boston Medical Center (associated with Boston University) in Boston, MA
- Mt. Auburn Hospital (associated with Harvard) in Cambridge, MA
- Lahey Clinic (associated with Tufts) in Burlington, MA (just north of Cambridge)
- Brown Medical School in Providence, RI
Solely based on percentages and how much we know about the cities, the Boston area looks pretty likely. All of the interviews are between Thanksgiving and January 13. She has to have her list sorted by February 22. Match Day is March 16. Exciting!