This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

I first learned about the the post-mortem, in the way the term applies to being better next time around, not doing an autopsy, while working a temp job at an academic hospital in downtown Chicago. When someone dies, there is apparently this big conference. At my hospital they called it M&M, which is a creepily …

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Here’s the short version of this story: We went to Boston and received from Vertex the equivalent of a corporate pat on the head. If you choose to read on, I’ll provide some details. Details Eli and mom traveled to Boston, lugging an over-sized carry-on that contained a machine called ‘The Vest,’ a backpack full …

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Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. -Woody Guthrie If you, like me, are interested in getting a handle on the inner-workings of pharma, – the good and the bad – you’re going to want to …

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As a transplant to Oklahoma, it’s been somethin’ to get used to the insanity of Southern plains weather. I grew up accustomed to cool summer evenings, late springs, a chilly fall and a white winter. At present, it’s searing hot in Oklahoma City. Heat-advisory invoking, dangerously, stupid hot. Here are six summer lessons I learned in …

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Taking trips together to make good memories as often as we can is a maje. priority. That’s why I’m opening the books on our travels with this post. If a buncha knuckleheads like us can spring it, maybe all the knuckleheads out there can take a decent trip, too.

Eli earned a new nickname this week: Boss. He did the best he could to boss everyone in his world, everyone trying to mess with him. He is 38 pounds of piss and vinegar. He’s a boss. Want to take the piss out of him? (Literally)? Naw, he ain’t havin it. Need a drop of …

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