Some thoughts about clinical trials

There’s an interesting article from the New York Times yesterday about whether clinical trials work – not just melanoma trials, but trials of new treatments for all kinds of conditions. My reading of many posts on the Melanoma Resource Foundation’s Patient Information Page (MPIP) over the last year has led me to contemplate this subject. Here’s what I think about it.

Retirement = no rush!!

Well, “no” may be an exaggeration – but generally, yes, that’s what I love most about retirement. I could have a very busy schedule if I wanted to. There are so many wonderful things to do in Washington, D.C., and I have lots of friends, many of them also retired, with whom I promise to make plans “soon.” But truth be told, I love my leisurely life just as it is – at least for now.

In Neysa's garden today

When I left home for a long walk with Chewey this morning I didn't think about this benefit of walking outside instead of going to the gym: I would return down Broad Branch Rd. and walk past Neysa's garden. Had I planned a photo shoot I would have taken my camera. Instead, I used my phone - in bright sunshine - which means I click some photos and then go home to look at them and see what I got. I know some people can be successful photographers that way - but not me! Most of them turned out blurry.

Greetings from NOLA!

I intended to post a string of photo blogs each day of our New Orleans trip, so I brought my little Canon point-and-shoot and set out walking on Saturday while Robert was in meetings of the National Freedom-of-Information Coalition. Since I forgot my card reader and have no way to transfer photos to the computer, I can't show you some of the funky street scenes I saw on my walk to Walmart to buy a cheap water bottle.

Today it was the camera I forgot! I shot some photos with my cell phone during  our  3 1/2 hour walk through the French Quarter and the Treme- not great quality, but here's some of what we saw.


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