[Additional context: It is unclear if Cho is referring to the character or Montalban. Montalban was a Mexican American actor of Spanish descent who was often cast to play characters of color by Hollywood; as Charlie Jane Anders points out, when he was working in Hollywood he felt he experienced racism and as a result founded an organization to support Latino actors. The character of Khan was South Asian and a character of color.]
Miya traveled to Puerto Rico where she floated 1000 resin and (non-toxic) phosphorescence-coated leaves in a small pond. During the day the phosphorescence collected and absorbed energy from sunlight, giving them a soft, blue glow at night.
Obon [Puerto Rico] 1000 hand painted (resin and phosphorescence) floating Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) skeleton leaves.
I think it is a lot of pressure. The pressure is that if the patient is not getting better, they’re not trying hard enough. Look at [Lance] Armstrong. Armstrong had a cancer that has a 98 percent survival rate. … Put that with someone who has even stage 1 pancreatic cancer, and eventually has a 90 percent mortality rate … it is not based on whether they are trying hard enough, it’s based on the disease. We have this belief that death is a failure. Death is not a failure. It is inevitable. How we go is much more critical than when we go.
— “the outcome of a person’s cancer is not decided by how hard they fight.” (via @producerkarin)
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I have been privileged to give a number of talks for colleagues at Stanford and UCSF while on sabbatical. One of the topics that I have been talking about is physicians and social media. Here is a version of my social media talk, adapted for the internet and housed in Speakerdeck, in which I talk about why it’s important for physicians and researchers to be on social media. I think it’s a nice complement to David Shaywitz’s excellent article titled “Four Reasons Doctors Worry About Social Media - #GetOverIt” which came out in Forbes a few weeks ago.