Every so often a disappearance is in order. A vanishing. A checking out. An indeterminate period of unavailability. Each person, each sane person, maintains a refuge, or series of refuges, for this purpose. A place, or places, where they can, figuratively if not literally, suspend their membership in the human race.John A. Murray (via learn-how-to-be-alone)
iamlarrywaffler asked: You havent posted the 5 facts about yourself pacho! Your my favorite though. *wink
Haha! Well Larry, I posted one set of 5, but it looks like some other folks are posting more than once, so I will do another!
1. I just bombed my Neurology final no less than 2 hours ago. But the professors usually curve the hell out of it, so I’m trying not to stress.
2. I’m a published photographer, but now that I am in school again, I don’t get to shoot much anymore.
3. I try to collect at least one piece of folk art from any place that I visit on vacation. My prize pieces are by R.A. Miller.
4. I can play “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” on the guitar, and though I would never do karaoke, even at gunpoint, it would be my song of choice if I did.
5. I have a small collection of model clipper ships and I love reading about high sea adventures whether fictional or non-fiction. But I’m scared to swim in the ocean!
This video is a bit graphic, but it’s also pretty amazing.
Most of us “think that the brain is sort of the consistency of a rubber ball,” says neurobiologist Suzanne Stensaas of the University of Utah. That’s because the only experience we have is with fixed brains soaked in formaldehyde.
When alive and firing, the brain is actually really soft and compressible, like a sack of goo. “It’s much softer than most of the meat you see in a market,” Stensaas says.
In this video, the neurobiologist explores the anatomy of 1,400 gram brain just freshly removed from an autopsy. The video gave me a whole new understanding and appreciation for how remarkable — and vulnerable — this amazing organ is.
Wear your helmets!
Video from University of Utah Brain Institute/Youtube.com
Get your head around that.
I want to touch it, I want to put my fingers inside and squeeze it.
I do this every day….but not with people.