Thursday, December 29, 2005


Orion's belt

A close-up of the Crab Nebula

The Horse Head Nebula in Orion (can be seen in tiny perspective in the first pic)

An amazing look at a sunspot on our own little sun!

and Uranus who sports two new belts and moons...

take a look at the title link, click on "interactive" and be amazed...

Monday, December 19, 2005


I have been a bit hesitant to jump into the fray on the evolution debate as this issue can become a very emotive one, especially for many of my close friends.

Questions about creation and evolution are rather fundamental and how we handle them does have repurcussions for our worldviews and for our daily lives too. So, all hesitations aside, here we go.

A bit to my sorrow, I have found that it was my assumptions that caused most of my heartache. The first one was that I knew what my bible teaches about how God created. it took me far too long to realise that while the effect of God's creative action is clear enough, the how is conspicuously absent.

Second wrong assumption was to take the latest findings and theories of science as a static thing. Science is in such a fluctuant state that it is foolish to take its findings as fixed.

Third wrong un was to assume that I could convince my friends that this debate is largely misplaced.

The Pennsylvania Federal Court's ruling and rather acerbic comments will serve only to further polarize a debate which is already heading to Mars. In the final analysis, since science tries to figure out the 'hows' while religion seeks answers to 'whys' there is very little likelihood that they will tread the same path.

thanks to for the pic

Monday, December 12, 2005

Start the CADENZA

"... play my concerto unrehearsed from the score. I myself believed this was impossible. Liszt, however, obviously did not share my view. And so he began to play. After his accomplishment, I must add that further perfection is inconceivable; he played the Cadenza, which technically is exceedingly difficult, perfectly! Afterwards, he handed me the score and said: 'Just stay your course. I tell you truly, you have the ability needed - let nothing frighten you!' I cannot express the importance of his words. It was as though he initiated me. Many times when disappointments or bitterness are about to overwhelm me, my thoughts return to what he told me then, and my remembrance of that moment enables me to keep up my courage." (Grieg, Rome, 9 April 1870)

Saturday was the first day of production for our new medical transcription firm "Cadenza". We did well with our files in spite of a few initial scares due to a missing codec, a slow-to-arrive broadband, and some bobbles with the FTP.

It is exhilerating to start something new and do well right from day one. Good preparation, TEAMWORK, and a fast reaction time are some of the key ingredients. Many thanks to our MT Guru - Shankarji and for the efforts of Ramesh and our 'surprise' editor Pugazh. We will stay the course...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Dione, Rhea, Enceladus and Lapetus are just four of Saturn's many moons that have been closely studied by the space explorer Cassini in recent close fly-bys.

And here is a rare alignment viewed from within Saturn's rings:

Wednesday, November 30, 2005



DISNEY AND NARNIA ARE a strange combination. C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe really should not be commercialised. In any case Lewis thinking on Christianity is very far removed from what is acceptable to American conservatives. Disney have already decided that they want the conservatives as potential customers AND SO Lewis and his creations must yield to "modification" and eventually adulteration.

Still it may make for good cinema, and most have not read C.S. Lewis and so will not know what they are missing...

pic-"narniaweb", thanks to Tarkheena (

Friday, November 25, 2005


My biggest regret since starting into Medical Transcription has been my inability to get out into the forest. Well, tomorrow that changes.

Tomorrow, I will be in Mudumalai, hiking in a friend's undeveloped estate on the border of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

This is the forest where twice in 2003 we came face-to-face with tigers. The second of those experiences was my daughter's first of a tiger in the wild. This is also the forest that we saw burning, with Ursula and Jan (Switzerland) in the drought of late February this year. We regularly have visitors come from all over the world to see the forests and to meet and study our forest's unique tribal peoples.

The real truth, though is that it isn't really the wildlife (plenty), nor the scenery (wonderful), nor even the camaraderie of a good hike, but just the undescribable total experience of being in the forest. Along with that comes a haunting sense that the next generation may not have any of this - for what little we have left is most certainly disappearing.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005


A "NO" for the Bill of Rights

I suppose that it was inevitable that the executive would start to habitually bypass the courts. the first instances which were winked at were the setting up of the prison at Guantanamo and the indefinite detainment of "suspected terrorists" without due process.

Once the American people swallowed that one, then it was only a matter of a short time before the executive decided that they could indeed do anything in 'a time of war'.

It may not be amiss to point out that when the British ruled America, fomenters of rebellion were 'the terrorists' and similarly in my country, when we fought for independence, all of our leaders spent long stints in jail without any due process. these were all imperial and executive decisions taken in the best interest of protecting the nation against "terrorists". There is no doubt at all that Robin Hood is a terrorist of the first order and so too William Tell.

But, we could excuse this of emperors and kings - those who believe that they alone are capable of interpreting rightly their God given prerogatives - can we expect the same from those who espouse the wonder of democracy and who claim to be under the constitution and law of their land?

Renditions of such declared terrorists to other countries where there will be no question of any civil rights (nor even human rights) is another case in point. These are not the actions of America for if they were then there would never have been any need for secrecey in the first place!

Despite having been proved wrong on WMD and Iraq, despite the disastrous cosequences of a prolonged war/insugency in Iraq and despite the fact that graver threats exist and are now having to be ignored - it is time that the American people, through their judiciary and elected representatives, restored that balance of power that has sustained such a vibrant democracy for the last three centuries and restore to us in the rest of the world, a nation that is both mature and respectful of its own proud tradition of freedom.


Today's U.S. news of the acquittal of a person who had expressed support for Palestine and condemned Israel is an indication that America has not yet abandoned basic human rights despite the threat of terrorism:"...that people's beliefs or thoughts or wishes were criminal," said David Nevin, a Boise lawyer who defended the student in Idaho last year. "I think juries are pretty reluctant to go there."
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  • 12-07-2005


    The whole world is worried about avian flu mutating into a more virulent form. But, what are we doing about diseases that are very similarly transmited and even more dangerous to humans? In India, over 1,300 kids have died in Uttar Pradesh of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus. In many areas of India, during the monsoon season, Dengue quietly kills hundreds of children. In the U.S., West Nile Virus - another ARBO - is rapidly spreading.

    Our failures on the extant diseases do not augur well for how we will deal with any new epidemic.


    Over 40 million cases!
    My own data indicates an incidence of 1.5 - 1.8% in the general population of my home state of Tamil Nadu, with a Male:Female ratio of 15:1. Of the affected women, about 6% are sex workers while the vast majority (92%) are housewives who have got AIDS from their spouses. Still 2% are unmarried and have contracted AIDS from premarital sexual activity.

    And yet when an actress dares to address this issue in public, she is ostracized and criminal cases are registered against her.


    Now that President Bush is on the defensive on Iraq, it was refreshing to see support for him coming from a democrat who has even higher aspirations - HRC.

    Whether her analysis is sound is a different question. Regardless of the presence of American and allied troops, Iraq will still turn into a very dangerous place!

    original article

    Saturday, November 12, 2005

    A Rose is a Rose...

    The Rose Moss : Rhodobryum

    a mere 3-5cm high

    If you get a chance, take a closer look at the leaves under a low power microscope - the cells, symmetry and colours are simply glorious

    An entire world in a microcosm to wonder at...

    Thursday, November 10, 2005

    From BAIKONUR to VENUS and Beyond!

    Our one and only evening/morning 'star' will soon be visited and we look forward to a lot of information about our nearest planetary neighbour. I've beenpersonally fascinated by Venus ever since reading C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy.

    Not to mention a general yearning to get into "outer" space - most probably the result of being a Trekkie!

    Update on June 29, 2013 - long past the Venus flyby Voyager 1 is heading into OUTER space!
    This artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath, the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around our sun

     Update on September 13, 2013
     It's official, Voyager has hit OUTER space, the very first man made object to achieve this incredible task! Read all about it by following the link above. "Voyager 1 first detected the increased pressure of interstellar space on the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles surrounding the sun that reaches far beyond the outer planets, in 2004. Scientists then ramped up their search for evidence of the spacecraft's interstellar arrival... coronal mass ejection, or a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields, that erupted from the sun in March 2012 provided scientists the data they needed. When this unexpected gift from the sun eventually arrived at Voyager 1's location 13 months later, in April 2013, the plasma around the spacecraft began to vibrate like a violin string. On April 9, Voyager 1's plasma wave instrument detected the movement. The pitch of the oscillations helped scientists determine the density of the plasma. The particular oscillations meant the spacecraft was bathed in plasma more than 40 times denser than what they had encountered in the outer layer of the heliosphere. Density of this sort is to be expected in interstellar space.

    The plasma wave science team reviewed its data and found an earlier, fainter set of oscillations in October and November 2012. Through extrapolation of measured plasma densities from both events, the team determined Voyager 1 first entered interstellar space in August 2012.

    We literally jumped out of our seats when we saw these oscillations in our data -- they showed us the spacecraft was in an entirely new region, comparable to what was expected in interstellar space, and totally different than in the solar bubble"

    What a feat for science!

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005


    "conspiring” is the act of working in secret to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations. Etymologically, the term comes from Latin con - "with, together", and spirare "to breathe" (from wikipedia "conspiracy").

    Thanks to Chris Madden;

    The latest one in India (that I've heard) is that the CIA (U.S.A.) paid the ISI (Pakistan) to instigate the Kashmiri militants to bomb New Delhi in order to drive India into the "anti-terror" camp...The prediction is that sometime soon, a "stool pigeon" will show up to point an accusing finger at 1)Iran or 2)Pakistan

    what do you think?

    Tuesday, November 08, 2005


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    Don't wait for MSN, Yahoo or Google!

    Get started now with Gutenberg.

    Happy reading...

    Sunday, October 30, 2005

    Welcome, Mars!

    Our red neighbour rules our evening skies opposing the setting Jupiter and creating an intriguing alignment.

    Then meet some of the fascinating denizens of deep space including

    a double doughnut

    A ball of whirling fire!

    pillars of cosmic dust giving birth to baby stars

    and a tadpole!

    The latest thrilling news : Pluto has at least 3 moons. But, is Pluto a 'true' planet? If not are these really moons? The first one (discovered almost 30 years ago) is named Charon. Propose names for S2 and S3.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    100s, 1,000s, Millions...

    There isn't anything quite like a challenge. Just think of all the silent people in this world. We met some of them on December 26th, a few thousand more in Darfur and Niger, and a handful more with Katrina, Longwang and Wilma (see a more complete listing in the sidebar), now suddenly another nameless horde in Kashmir, joined by the victims of man's inhumanity to man including the 2100+ dead American soldiers (and their families) and the 40,000+ Iraqi's who have died with them - and their families!

    These are those that burst their way into our our narrow worlds. Can we begin to imagine the others; those who have not yet impinged upon our consciences, and so are yet to become part of our conscious.

    Monday, October 10, 2005

    What is a Bartramia?

    What's a Bartramia?

    One of my favorite mosses and not to be confused with an endangered bird of similar nomen (the upland sandpiper) Bartramia is a glorious soft green color that can really bring life to a dull day!

    Here are some pics:

    I first became aware of the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts (not to mention lichens!) at a course on 'lower' plant morphology taught by Professor Jerry A. Snider (now emeritus) at the University of Cincinnati - a very big thanks to you sir!

    And a bit about Bartramia's features:

    The North American species:
    Bartramia (genus) - Bartramiaceae (family) first named by the botanist
    Hedwig, Sp. Musc. 164. 1801, conserved name [for the Pennsylvania colonist, John Bartram]

    Plants small to robust, in loose to dense, soft or rigid tufts, dull green to glaucous (meaning whitish), sometimes yellowish or yellowish brown above.

    The apple-like balls are capsules that contain spores and these capsules give the commonest US species (pictured here) its name B. pomiformis.The common name for this moss is in fact "apple moss."

    Some ancient and modern:

    Do a double-click on these images to get the full effect of this beautiful moss - one that's fascinated botanists for centuries!

    For Medical Transcriptionists :

    Some useful materials for MT trainees and for those who wish to test their knowledge. The first is part of a quiz given to our 4th week MT(I) students
    Scroll to the bottom for instructions on how to get more info

    A Quick Quiz on the Eyes, Ears and Skin
    1 The outer (external) ear is also called the __________.
    a) TM
    b) otis interna
    c) meatum
    d) auricle
    e) None of the above

    2 The skin is made up of the _________, the _______, and the _________.
    a) subcutaneous tissue, dermis, epidermis
    b) fat cells, corium, endodermis
    c) endoderm, epiderm, underderm
    d) basal membrane, dermis, hair cells
    e) b and d

    3 The Optic Chiasm is formed from the ________.
    a) retina
    b) optic disc
    c) uvea
    d) medial fibers of the Optic Nerves
    e) none of the above

    4 The anterior chamber of the eye is ______ to the posterior chamber.
    a) posterior
    b) inferior
    c) superior
    d) ventral
    e) beneath

    5 The two types of sensory cell found in the retina are the_______ and _______.
    a) cochlear, proprioceptors
    b) rods, retinals
    c) cones, retinals
    d) macular, foveal
    e) none of the above

    6 ____________ is secreted by the sebaceous glands.
    a) Sweat
    b) Sebom
    c) Melanin
    d) Swebum
    e) Sebum

    7 Skin is important for ________.
    a) making blood cells and maintaining blood pressure
    b) mechanical protection, temperature regulation, and preventing fluid loss
    c) being the thinnest organ in the human body
    d) providing color
    e) all of the above

    8 The _____ is the outermost anterior structure of the eyeball.
    a) cornea
    b) conjunctiva
    c) iris
    d) uvea
    e) lens

    9 The 2nd (middle) bone of the three ear ossicles is called the ______.
    a) stapes
    b) tympanus
    c) ovial
    d) otitis media
    e) none of the above

    10 The main instrument used to examine the eye is a/an_________.
    a) otoscope
    b) eytoscope
    c) ontoscope
    d) lapoltoscope
    e) ophthalmoscope

    11 Tinnitus is an attack of
    a) dizziness.
    b) a sensation of spinning or falling.
    c) hearing ringing noises not caused by actual sounds.
    d) hearing ringing noises that are caused by actual sounds.
    e) a type of headache.

    12 Progressive loss of hearing with advancing age is also known as
    a) presbyopia
    b) night deafness
    c) vitamin F deficiency
    d) prebycusis
    e) otitis externa

    13 Progressive loss of accommodation in the eyes with increasing age is known as ________.
    a) presbyopia
    b) night blindness
    c) vitamin A deficiency
    d) prebycusis
    e) ophthalmia externa

    14 The canal linking the middle ear to the oropharynx is called the _______.
    a) estachian tube
    b) ustachean tube
    c) eustachean tube
    d) eustachian tube
    e) nasolacrimal duct

    15 A condition in which one is able to focus on far away objects but not on those nearby is ________.
    a) presbycusis
    b) myopia
    c) hypoopia
    d) hyperopia
    e) LASIK

    16 A pustule is ________.
    a) a vesicle filled with clear fluid
    b) the same as a bulla
    c) identical with a wheal
    d) resembles a macula
    e) none of the above

    17 While hiking the patient fell into poison ivy. The patient presents to the ER with ________.
    a) erythematous wheals and urticaria.
    b) seborrheic dermatitis.
    c) narcolepsy.
    d) contagious dermatitis.
    e) none of the above.

    18 In second degree burns we expect to find ________.
    a) loss of sensation
    b) bruising
    c) blisters and pain
    d) only erythema
    e) none of the above

    19 The color of the skin is determined mainly by the amount of ______ present.
    a) melatonin
    b) melanin
    c) sebum
    d) collagen
    e) lipocytes

    20 The organ(s) responsible for our sense of balance is (are) the ______.
    a) utricle and saccule
    b) organ of Corti and cerebellum
    c) vestibule
    d) malleus and 6th cranial nerve
    e) semicircular ducts

    21 What is vertigo?
    a) A ringing sound in the ears.
    b) An object that floats in front of the eye.
    c) A feeling of dizziness.
    d) A large coiled structure in the inner ear.
    e) None of the above.

    22 Dysplastic nevi are
    a) always completely harmless.
    b) possibly precancerous.
    c) another name for acne vulgaris.
    d) a type of comedo.
    e) none of the above.

    23 Keratin is a protein type that is
    a) mainly found in bones and ligaments.
    b) mainly found in hair and nails.
    c) the same as collagen.
    d) implicated as a carcinogen.
    e) none of the above.

    24 Vitrectomy is
    a) the removal and/or replacement of the iris.
    b) the removal and/or replacement of the humor from the eye.
    c) a laser treatment for myopia.
    d) another term for enucleation.
    e) none of the above.

    25 An inability to focus on distant objects while being able to see things that are close by is called __________.
    a) presbyopia
    b) hyperopia
    c) myopia
    d) lensitis
    e) conjunctivitis

    26 Which statement is most likely to be correct?
    a) The earliest indicator that the patient was cyanotic was her blue paranychium.
    b) The earliest indicator that the patient was cyanotic was her having the blues.
    c) The earliest indicators that the patient was cyanotic were her blue nailbeds.
    d) The earliest indicators that the patient was cyanotic were her blue eyes.
    e) None of the above.

    27 The part of the retina, responsible for the sharpest vision is the ________.
    a) fovea centralis
    b) optic disc
    c) rods
    d) iris
    e) pupil

    28 Funduscopy is done to examine the ________.
    a) tympanic membrane
    b) retina
    c) iris
    d) aqueous humor
    e) lens

    29 The specialist responsible for measuring visual acuity and prescribing and fitting corrective glasses is called an __________.
    a) ophthalmologist
    b) otologist
    c) optometrist
    d) ophthalmic surgeon
    e) ENT surgeon

    30 What is the combining form for the eardrum?
    a) miring/o
    b) staped/o
    c) auricul/o
    d) myring/o
    e) hearing/o

    CLUES FOR A CROSSWORD COVERING ENDOCRINOLOGY & MALE AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS (with a few odds and ends thrown in) from our current MT(II) course: The solutions may be whole words, prefixes, suffixes, or abbreviations...

    6 Without I, I can swell up under the mental and in front of the pharynx.
    6 Capping the producers of urine, my _______ manufactures corticosteroids.
    6 I am muscular enough to deliver.
    7 Nipple.
    3 I am the earliest indicator of becoming hypothyroid.
    5 easy to confuse with cutting out, I'm serious about cutting in.
    7 Difficulty breathing?
    5 Roughly round and smoothly muscled, we ring things...
    7 Those female gonads.
    2 With the CBC, you need to test me after placental abruption.
    8 I come along to cool things off when the going gets hot.
    5 I can mean chills or stiffness.
    8 Just some of those things that need to be absorbed for life.
    5 When P 0 or G 0, I am prefixed.
    3 Inserted when the opposite of yes doesn't work.
    5 Lips.
    3 If I spike on time, the 'Next' ovum is on its way.
    3 Work on me to succeed as an MT.
    7 Covering the glans.
    9 I control the BMR.
    5 Trouble in the flow makes my sound but pronounce me Frenchishly.
    2 What about the mouth - it is patent.
    13 I pop out after T3 and T4 get too high.
    3-3 Sometimes inevitable when the cancer spreads (F).
    4 Is that perchance a chancre? Better test the ____.
    3 I should be smeared at each regular Gyno checkup.
    3 another name for the rectouterine pouch and an important part of the DRE, the last three of the three 3-2-3.
    5 A fine, prefixial way of saying 'to go backwards'.
    2 The female equivalent of ICSH.
    9 you need me to keep breastfeeding that babe.
    3 One way to avoid holey bones.
    2 One word that can save ten months with hard labor.
    5 It's oligo___ if I don't usually number over 20 million in an mL.
    11 Let's do the medullary 'fight or flight' (my other name begins with 'A'.
    3 Easy to mix up with Upper Respiratory Infection, I infect the urinary tract.
    6 What we can do to the vas and fallopians to render them unoperational.
    5 The pro-lifers hate this word.
    6 The first part of GU.
    3 Tie me off or cut me out to stop all of the 20 million/ml from getting through.
    7 We are of the flesh, less common but more dangerously malignant.
    10 I'm the boss of the hormone producers.
    3 'I may be benign but I can cause urinary retention in older men.
    7 Don't block me, I may need to TURP you.
    3 Makes life miserable for some ladies just before the onset of menorrhea.
    3 The doctor instructed "Don't feed by mouth", so we went parenteral neither deglutition nor mastication are allowed!
    3 bilateral, lower ab tenderness with fever - after C&S, the lady was advised antibiotics .
    3 A card test that may indicate STD.
    4 I mean to say 'a sac full of fluid'.
    11 The cycling inner lining.
    6 when the eyes bug out and high on tri-iodo and tetra-iodo hormones, I am called the plural of something to be buried in.
    12 A difficult monthly occurrence .
    8 Bless my fingers for seeing that those eggs don't escape.
    8 When we get less sweet then the alphas need to put out more of me.
    9 I was misnamed for my famous discharge while bugging men more than women.
    5 combining form for'male'.
    10 I'm coiled up and full of male gametes .
    3 If you have forgotten me, the DOB may be wrong - time for an astro connsult!
    6,6 They made me change my name after bursting (just coz I lost that egg), in order to persist in secreting a lot of Progerterone and Estrogen.
    5 Sum these 5 criteria to assess the newborn; _____ SCORE.
    11 I am made along with Estrogen in the female gonads.
    4 Hailing from the turkish saddle, I am called one thing in women and another in men. For the latter, without me there is little male hormone.
    3 I am the first three of the 3-2-3, a hopefully empty pocket.
    7 The first letter is 'O' and when I am late, so is the delivery.
    10 My diagnostic ability is very high(ly) sound.
    6 Don't get confused, just cut me out.
    4 I hate seeing this in my in-box.
    7 Underactive 'kidney cap' cortices.
    7 The Beta cells sitting in islands inside a major exocrine gland get into action and secrete me when things get too sweet.
    4 A group of symptoms that run together, are inappropriate and cause a high BP -usually resulting from a hyper posterior part.
    2 The node in between His's bundle and the SA.
    6 Jail can result but this is much worse when it is cardiac.
    8 I am found in both men and women but men rarely have me cut and stitched up to prevent tearing.
    8 I come in two types and three flavours - always sweet, thirsty and fluidly excreting.
    6 Stick me at the end.
    5 If you are negative, with my serial dilutions, I may predict whether that cesar is needed early.
    3 Do me to be minimally invasive (abbreviation).
    2 Prefix for everything is OK with the shield shaped gland.
    3 combining form for the excretory system in the second part of GU.
    8 One can hide, refusing to descend and require fixation (M).
    6 I have only 23 and am produced by both males and females.
    7 The outer covering of the sac that holds the future.
    8 I will be created when they cut that thing that tied that 'soon to be' kid in place - not to mention the feeding for the whole 10 months.
    4 Going in backwards to take pictures - what a gall!
    3 This scan is supposed to be one step better than those dumb spinning electrons.
    3 When my sister lower down gets tensed up, I have to give way and things can go ballistic.
    5 Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (abbreviation).
    9 Trouble in the third trimester - the BP is totally out of control.
    10 After puberty, the ends kept growing and didn't stop till the growth was resected.
    2 Three I as opposed to four I for my more active sister.
    6 I tie the myos to the osteos.
    9 I am of epithelial origin (a malignantly skinny type) - better take aggressive action early.
    5 A very correct and straight prefix.
    3 I am bilaterally attached to the womb but sometimes considered just extras and my first three letters are a,d, and n.
    4 A messenger from higher-up, I often have to tell the cortex to get into gear.
    13 My glands are better than the nosey throat's.
    6 For once, the Greeks didn't have the word - I handle the -rrheas and - rrhagias for every period.
    4 We do this for benign hyperplasia of a male exocrine gland that is anatomically subcystal (abbreviation).
    9 If I twist or hide then you had better do this fixation fast.
    3 Primitive protein that is a tumor marker.
    7 below the lowest GI orifice.
    9 When the light shines through you had better drain me.
    3 As necessity demands (abbreviation).
    4 The first four letters of a tumor that overproduces catecholamines.
    10 Those smooth muscles that labor to deliver.
    8 A Dutchman gave his name to these monthly bursting bubbles.
    6 The inner lining of the sac that feeds, protects and nourishes.
    8 Just one mate (at a time?).
    2 All the nutrients enter through my system.
    5 Combining form for the major hard structural elements in the body.
    3 When I rise above normal it's time to excise that prostate.

    A template for the crossword can easily be made in Excel

    Contact me through LinkedIn or Twitter if you have any doubts or questions, or post a comment below.

    Saturday, September 17, 2005


    When life stands itself upside down, integrate!

    Teaching, feeling responsible for students, creating careers, just managing with all the older responsibilities and trying to decide what to do next!


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