The shrill instrument of satan: Faceberg quote of the month.

I play viola. Ringo played piccolo. He confirms this This is an actual, currently active Craigslist ad for a piccolo. Comedy worth reading, musician or not. "They call the trumpet "God's Instrument." The instrument that takes a month to learn and a lifetime to master. Forget that. I'm giving you the chance to own "Satan's … Continue reading The shrill instrument of satan: Faceberg quote of the month.

The perverse outcomes of deinstitutionalization.

The number of beds available for psychiatric patients is shrinking. The people admitted are now sicker and the rate of death following discharge is now higher and higher. This large cohort study from Denmark is done well. An IRR (incident Risk Rate) is the difference in risk per point on scale, in this case year. … Continue reading The perverse outcomes of deinstitutionalization.

Your best practice will damn you [Rom 2]

There is a longstanding delusion that is almost best practice. Those who are conservative, such as your humble blogger, are evil, uncaring, priggish, and condemn all. It is nice to be labelled with this accuracy. The liberals, however, are tolerant, caring, loving accepting. The socialists as the vanguard of the progressive revolution, are the most … Continue reading Your best practice will damn you [Rom 2]