we meet no ordinary people

"Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors." - C.S. Lewis

Christian. Feminist. CrossFitter. MD. Nerd.
Who I Follow

"I believe most doctors continue to want to be like the physician knights of the golden age of medicine. Most of us went into medicine to help people. We want to practice medicine the right way, but too many forces today are propelling us away from the bench or the bedside. No one ever goes into medicine to do unnecessary testing, but this sort of behavior is rampant. The American system too often seems to promote knavery over knighthood."

She popped up on a Pandora station. Love! Makes me miss playing the violin.

"In fact, there’s just far too much variety in Y.A. to define it or dismiss it, and I don’t feel obliged to cast off my teenage reading habits as if they were the Earth Shoes I wore at 13. Books not only sometimes stay with you; they can become you."

How I currently feel about Florida football.

Fire Muschamp.

I danced with my 6th grade crush at a wedding last night.

I like to think I’m less awkward now, but that may just be flattery.

GREAT read. I’m in class this weekend learning assessment tools, and it made me remember this article, which somehow I don’t think I’ve posted yet.

"In Japan, teachers had always depended on jugyokenkyu, which translates literally as ‘lesson study,’ a set of practices that Japanese teachers use to hone their craft. A teacher first plans lessons, then teaches in front of an audience of students and other teachers along with at least one university observer. Then the observers talk with the teacher about what has just taken place. Each public lesson poses a hypothesis, a new idea about how to help children learn. And each discussion offers a chance to determine whether it worked. Without jugyokenkyu, it was no wonder the American teachers’ work fell short of the model set by their best thinkers. Without jugyokenyku, Takahashi never would have learned to teach at all. Neither, certainly, would the rest of Japan’s teachers."

I’ve been doing a challenge for CrossFit lately and have basically had to cook everything I eat — it has made it much more fun to make a ritual out of it!

Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me :)