Because it works

Because it works. Although there are some medications with functions nearly definite and specifically designed (such as imatanib), many of the medications used in the clinics and hospitals of the world are used because they are effective in treating disease and have tolerable side effects not because we fully understand how they work. Aspirin wasContinue reading “Because it works”

Real vs. Imagined: Competition

Competition is a great motivator of productivity and new discoveries. However, differentiation of competitors from comrades can often be more difficult than it appears at first blush. One important aspect to elucidate to determine whether or not the goal you are pursuing is part of a zero sum game or if room for growth allContinue reading “Real vs. Imagined: Competition”

Finite or infinite? the present choice

One of the desires of the human heart is for the promise of eternity. We hate watching one chapter of life end so much so that often we are dreading the end even while still in the beginning. Our hope is to achieve some form of eternal security, something that cannot be taken away fromContinue reading “Finite or infinite? the present choice”

A review of history

Our perception of historical figures, whether great or terrible, is precisely that, a perception. We picture events in the past as being a certain way, often painting a rosier picture of people and events than is accurate. Reflecting on the current political climate is significantly above my pay grade, however one thing as been madeContinue reading “A review of history”

A career or a calling

Often the words career and calling are used together. ‘Find your career and calling’ was a familiar catch phrase during my time in college; however, as ideal as this seems, the truth seems to be more complicated. My reflection on the topic, albeit brief, has made the phrase ‘career or calling’ perhaps more accurate. BeforeContinue reading “A career or a calling”

Consistent and persistent

“We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle In multiple aspects of my life in the last year the importance of consistency over intermittent hard work has become apparent. Recently, while reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose,  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and Amazing Grace andContinue reading “Consistent and persistent”