Available on Etsy:

Custom, acrylic painting done on canvas board from an ultrasound photo. Since it is from an ultrasound photo, it will be somewhat abstract and surreal in appearance, but will still capture the joy of expecting a baby. Just e-mail me a photo and tell me which color you would like. The one shown here, is in monochromatic green with metallic yellow to add warmth and depth. If you have several favorite photos, send them all, and I’ll pick one. The painting can usually be done within a weekend’s time and I can ship it when it dries.


The new classes of expert professionals have been trained to focus on narrow, specialized knowledge independent of social ideas or conceptions of the common good. A doctor, lawyer, or engineer may become wealthy, but the real meaning of their work is that they sustain health, justice, good government, or safety. The flight from humanities has become a flight from conscience. It has created an elite class of experts who seldom look beyond their tasks and disciplines to put what they do in a wider, social context. And by absenting themselves from the moral and social questions raised by the humanities, they have opted to serve a corporate structure that has destroyed the culture around them.

 – Chris Hedges

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Bruce Hopper’s Hello Health practice is going strong down in Philadelphia, partly because he’s so conscious of the fact that the doctor patient relationship needs to be deinstitutionalized and brought back to the neighborhood. If you’re in Philly, I can’t recommend a better doctor.

New York Study of Pedestrian Victims Leads to Unexpected Conclusions

  • The standard speed limit for NYC steets is 30mph! (who knew??)
  • Private cars are involved in far more accidents than cabs
  • Jaywalkers were involved in fewer collisions than people who obeyed walk signs (though jaywalkers were more likely to be killed)
  • Male drivers were responsible for 80% of pedestrian deaths (57% of vehicles are registered to men)
  • Driver inattention was the most common cause of accidents
  • Pedestrian deaths have been down 20% since 2001
  • 256 traffic fatalities last year, the lowest number since 1910

New York Study of Pedestrian Victims Leads to Unexpected Conclusions