Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shout Outs

The winning bidder of the Hawaiian Lobster Quilt is  Dr Bruce Campbell!  The winning bid was $450.  Between the winning bid and the multiple donations, $950  was raised for the  Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation – MD since December 1st.    Donations can still be made  to the charity here.   Many thanks to you all!

 

Laurie,  A Chronic Dose, is this week's host of Grand Rounds.   It’s the “Best of” edition!  You can read it here.

It’s the time of year when the “Best of ” lists start popping up everywhere. As a writer, I pay the most attention to the holiday book lists and that is where I got the inspiration for this edition’s theme. Quality writing is a gift to everyone who reads it, so I challenged the medical blogosphere to send me the best writing of the year--the funniest, most poignant, most controversial, etc. What follows are the Best Posts of 2008, as selected by each of the 49 bloggers who submitted to this week’s Rounds.

(*= Editor’s Choice. Think of these posts as the best of the "Best Of...")

 

The latest edition of Change of Shift (Vol 3, No 12) is now up over at Marijke: Nurse Turned Writer !  You can find the schedule and the COS archives at Emergiblog.  It comes complete with a video introduction (a first for COS).    The issue is on “The changing face of nursing”.  Go check it out.

 

MedGadget is asking for nominations for the best of  medical blogs.  Last year I was honored to be nominated in the “best new medical blog” category.  You can make your nominations here by leaving a comment with your choice. 

The categories for this year's awards are:

-- Best Medical Weblog

-- Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2008)

-- Best Literary Medical Weblog

-- Best Clinical Sciences Weblog

-- Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog

-- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog

-- Best Patient's Blog

 

A little humor from a new medical blogger, Your ER Doc, but also some caution (photo credit) on the ill effects that the holidays can place on us. 

I see patients with anxiety just about every single shift, and the winter holiday season definitely ramps things up a lot. The holidays are just plain stressful. However, I suspect that a lot of the medical problems I see are indirectly caused from holiday stress as well.

 

From the Quilt Gallery Newsletter (Issue 7), some links that are very nice if you are interested in women, quilts, and history:

Judy Anne Breneman has published a series of Old Testament Bible Quilt Block Patterns (pictured)

Women On Quilts

The Alliance for American Quilts

Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting

Quilters Spirit

Patterns from History (Free quilt patterns)

Patches from the Past (History of Quilts)

 

 

 

This week  Dr Anonymous will be his Christmas Show on his  Blog Talk Radio show.  I hope you will check it out.

So come join us this Thursday night at 8 pm CST (or 1 am GMT) both to listen to the show and to participate in the chat room. That's where all the fun is.

Tips for first time Blog Talk Radio listeners (from Dr A):

For first time Blog Talk Radio listeners:

*Although it is not required to listen to the show, I encourage you to register on the BlogTalkRadio site prior to the show. I think it will make the process easier.

*To get to my show site, click here. As show time gets closer, keep hitting "refresh" on your browser until you see the "Click to Listen" button. Then, of course, press the "Click to Listen" button.

*You can also participate in the live chat room before, during, and after the show. Look for the "Chat Available" button in the upper right hand corner of the page. If you are registered with the BTR site, your registered name and picture will appear in the chat room.
*You can also call into the show. The number is on my show site. I'll be taking calls beginning at around the bottom of the hour. There is also a "Click To Talk" feature where you do not need a phone to call into the show - only a microphone headset. Hope these tips are helpful!

 

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12 comments:

Jabulani said...

Hurrah!!! £294. Now that's a proper price for the quilt. And how utterly marvellous that you raised all that money. SUCH an achievement. I am thrilled.

You want to see the costumes? Oh my, that's like an apprentice showing a master their work! Well ... our show is on Sunday; if it's okay with you, I will email a photo of the cast in all their splendour.

rlbates said...

Jabulani, don't forget to e-mail those pictures! I'd love to see them.

mark's tails said...

Congratulations to Dr. Campbell I am sure he will get many years of enjoyment and use from your quilt.

Vijay said...

Congrats, Ramona. Well done by Bruce and all those who donated.

Susan said...

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Dr. Smak said...

Ramona,
Thanks to you and all those who contributed to the Zippy's cause! Your dedication is applauded.

Smak

rlbates said...

Dr Smak, it seems like such a small thing for us to do for you. Wish we could do more for you and your family.

Dragonfly said...

Hooray! Sorry I didn't link to it on my blog, I was travelling and had rather intermittent internet access. Shall link to the charity in my next post though. Good on you for doing that! (And hopefully next time there is something of that sort going down in the blogosphere I will be able to support it).

rlbates said...

Thanks, Dragonfly

Bruce said...

The quilt arrived this week and is absolutely beautiful. Our family loves it!

Thanks for creating the quilt and your dedication to the cause.

rlbates said...

Thanks, Bruce. I'm so happy you all like it.

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