11.06.2007

Hope and other positive things

Today seemed as good a day as any to go through some of my drafted posts and pluck out the nice short links to share with y'all. These, in reverse chronological order, are from today to, um, November 2005. Yeah, that's right. I am that person who never throws anything out, including drafted blog posts from two years ago.
  • This sort of thing gives me hope that we won't run out of energy and have to walk or bike everywhere 20 years from now. Cool cars! Also, I like the idea of having them all over the city for people to take and return. (They are doing this with bikes in Paris now.)
  • I thought that this Jerusalem Post article ("When the body turns on itself") was interesting. Some folks in Israel are doing promising work on autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Graves' disease, pernicious anemia and others--things a lot of Ashkenazi Jews have) and cancer.
    Side note of interest: The main person they interviewed for the article, Dr. David Naor, has a company called "Maimonidex." God, I love those Jews! (It's a good thing, too, given how much time I spend with them.) I don't know exactly if or how I can explain why knowing that an Israeli immunologist started a company called Maimonidex makes me oh so happy to be Jewish, but it does. I got the same feeling walking into Mt. Sinai Hospital in August and seeing the sign that said "Beit Cholim" ["hospital" in Hebrew] in the entrance.
  • Ah, this brings back warm memories from high school and college [via thegameiam]! ASCII art! What could be more fun than that? Except that looking at these makes me a little bit sad, too, in a nostalgic sort of way, because that's the sort of thing that's never going to come back.
After what I wrote yesterday, I feel sort of bad writing this boring post, but the irrepressible urge I feel to get rid of some of those 100 drafts is currently overriding my desire to only post original, substantive, well-thought-out posts.

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