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The Graceful:

Posted on 26 March 2014

One of the most graceful musical forms to ever exist in the history of music is the music of the Gypsies. 19th century Romantic composers were greatly fascinated by it. But what is it about Gypsy music that makes it so graceful? Perhaps it is a reflection of their wandering and carefree lifestyle. Minimally constrained […] Continue Reading

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The Ceaseless:

Posted on 05 February 2014

Both the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems seem to revolve around the essence of motion. The heart never ceases to beat, and our muscles and bones are always occupied with some kind of movement, no matter how minor. Indeed, for the most part we live our lives without even noticing such constant involvement of these two […] Continue Reading

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The cyclist’s survival guide to clerkship commuting

Posted on 26 January 2014

So congratulations, you decided to forego the car for clerkship and adopt the lean, green, quad strengthening machine that is the bicycle as your main mode of transportation for the 3rd year rotations. Take a moment and let that all sink in for a moment. First of all, you got a bike. So get ready […] Continue Reading

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Microcosm #2 – Revolution

Posted on 14 January 2014

In this post, a revolution is underway in a dark, dystopian state. But will you root for the underdog, despite being who you are? In any revolution, it is the idea that matters. Not the one with the idea, but the idea itself. Our idea has been changing, passed down from generation to generation, accumulating […] Continue Reading

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The Unexpected:

Posted on 14 January 2014

I thought that it would be appropriate to start off the new year with an overture. But it will not be just any overture. You see, a year is a lot like a comic opera. Although we try to plan out precisely what we shall do, and what is going to happen (eg. through New […] Continue Reading

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Holiday Reading

Posted on 21 December 2013

SIR, Please consider two manoeuvres which I have developed in my brief clinical training. It is felt that they have significant potential utilities: 1)      Behind the curtain test – The clinician is to observe the patient with minimal disturbance of the system in accordance with Heisenberg’s uncertainty principals. The clinician will approach the patient with […] Continue Reading

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