January 24th, 2008

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Homework for Doctor-Patient Communication Lab (Sutherland)

The assignment is to interview, and be interviewed by, a classmate, and to reflect on the experience. I interviewed Dustin Dippin, who asks really astute questions in class. I wanted to meet him and to know him, so I jumped on the opportunity to interact with him at this level. I will not write his personal details here, except to say that at age 26 he is highly advanced for an American male, and I am pleased that he is here at NCNM. His experience validates my own.
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A Philosophy that Resonates with me: Core Synchronism

A friend who resides in upstate NY sent me this link (http://www.coresynch.com/) and asked me what I thought. I was skeptical at first, because everybody can put up a groovy website and act like they have some special knowledge. But then I read this essay (http://www.coresynch.com/Philosophy_CoreSynchronism.pdf) and decided that for the most part I agree with the author about what people are and how we work. It was notable the degree to while this philosophy is a synthesis of traditional yogic understandings (chakras, etc) and naturopathic medicine (healing crises, etc.).
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Mexican Food in Portland: El Mezcal

On our way back into Portland after the weekend at Mt Bachelor, Suzanne and I finally found a Mexican restaurant worth reporting about. I was driving, and we were coming into town on Powell Blvd, and had not yet crossed the I-205. I saw a little "Mexican Mall" complete with signage in Spanish, fluttering banners and a big heap of old appliances out front. I was hungry and pulled right in.
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