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17 August 2019: NYT: Former President Obama reportedly told his VP that “you don’t have to do this, Joe, …

17 August 2019: NYT: Epstein's final days Fascinating? Or, sickening? Jeffrey Epstein, inmate 76318-054, hated his cell at the Metropolitan …

17 August 2019: “May God ruin him.” – Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s …

17 August 2019: Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart’s Father Comes Out Somewhat old news, given the rapidity of content in today’s media cycle: the father of …

08 August 2019: Crime Story has just launched. Seems like you can find a true crime podcast/web outlet just about …

08 August 2019: Hubble pics of Jupiter.

23 July 2019: Looking forward to the Harriet Tubman biopic later this year; no doubt that 2019 looks to be a …

22 July 2019: ‘OTR’ makes it a three way tie for most number of weeks for a #1 song. Yee haw!

17 July 2019: The field is all set for two weeks from now.

15 July 2019: Managing millionaires.

15 July 2019: Lil' Nas X stays on top for a 15th week The artist is only 2 weeks away from owning the title of longest running #1 hit in the history of …

14 July 2019: Meet the new 007. It’s about freakin’ time.

14 July 2019: A new NBC/WSJ poll shows POTUS trailing Biden, Sanders, and Warren.

14 July 2019: POTUS reaches a new low (even for him) In perhaps what will go down as a watershed (well, among many) moment in POTUS’s current …

13 July 2019: Basta? The one advantage to the free-for-all that the apparent nominating (primary) process that I see is: …

12 July 2019: Tennessee honors KKK leader From the Nashville Tennessean Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee [R] has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford …

09 July 2019: RIP, Rip.

09 July 2019: Great podcast episode!

08 July 2019: SD based Sanford proposes merger to leverage lower admin costs with insurers There’s no putting the breaks on this merger. Sanford Health is exploring a merger with Des …

04 July 2019: On this 4th came this tweet: Happy Fourth of July, everybody! This is always a great day in the …

04 July 2019: This is just a great story.

03 July 2019: The RS Charts have finally debuted.

01 July 2019: Post Malone proves an imminent album doesn’t have to be in the works to continue pushing out the …

01 July 2019: The latest CNN poll has CA Senator Kamala Harris moving into second place among Dem voters, …

01 July 2019: Historical footnote in the way music was consumed, forty years ago today.

30 June 2019: Okay, I have to go.

30 June 2019: I totally love this! “The Kool-Aid of the majors is over.”

30 June 2019: First post-debate poll confirms Harris's surge From the FWIW department: The latest Morning Consult survey found [CA Sen. Kamala] Harris increased …

29 June 2019: Many older adults are feeling good about their health Many seniors (for the purposes of this piece, the oldest of the Boomer cohort and above) feel …

28 June 2019: Shaping up the primary field until Iowa Though the first two Democratic primary debates garnered 15M and 17M viewers, respectively and had …

25 June 2019: A debate night cheat sheet.

25 June 2019: Biden's Mississippi numbers He’s kickin’ ass and takin’ names in the state of Mississippi. Former Vice …

24 June 2019: Coffee can do this, now?

24 June 2019: Saint Paul city councilman feels heat for social media posts A Somali-American Saint Paul, MN city councilman under fire for anti-gay social media posts from the …

23 June 2019: This is a thing?

23 June 2019: Today, another Joe announces he’s running for president.

23 June 2019: AR: Results of Medicaid work requirements (2018) Since President Obama signed the ACA into law in 2010, there’s been an arms race of sorts …

23 June 2019: SCOTUS set to make major rulings this week.

22 June 2019: Bigger than a damn sandwich I may have been a little premature with the sophomore slump death knell, but Lil’ Nas …

22 June 2019: Newspapers ignore latest POTUS accusations The latest sexual assault allegations against POTUS. Front page? Above the fold? Below the fold? …

22 June 2019: Pharma company squelched potentially useful R&D data from prior blockbuster drug When certain all pharma companies make the decision to place all of its marketing and development …

22 June 2019: Buttigieg in the lion's den Call it trial by fire; call it intentional PR. Or just call it an unfortunate turn of events, for …

22 June 2019: Mick Jagger is the new Keith Richards.

22 June 2019: The top grossing flicks of all time, adjusting for inflation, of course.

21 June 2019: “I don’t think the remarks are offensive. During the height of the civil rights movement we …

20 June 2019: HCMC makes the right call ED physician is employed by a county subsidized medical center. Check. ED doc works part time as a …

20 June 2019: Warren surges. Sanders is running scared.

18 June 2019: I wish the media wouldn’t play in to POTUS’s decisions to do this.

18 June 2019: “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none us …

16 June 2019: ”(W)e’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know …

16 June 2019: Learning from the history of medicine Perspective: Mandatory Measles Vaccination in New York City — Reflections on a Bold Experiment …

16 June 2019: Apple CEO Tim Cook to Stanford grads: Tech companies need to take responsibility for the chaos they …

16 June 2019: MN: Making hay in the economy Minnesota is known for its fairness, generally, with respect to opportunities for workers in the …

16 June 2019: Steely Dan goodness. 🎵🔊🎧

16 June 2019: A Biden shoo-in? Ahead of the first of two Dem debates in just 10 days, former VP Joe Biden holds a commanding lead …

16 June 2019: “I see Amazon as a technology company that just happened to do retail.” — Amazon’s chief …

16 June 2019: Mayor Pete talks first wedding anniversary and starting a family in the WH.

15 June 2019: Ever wonder where voters in my (and Sen. Klobuchar’s) state of Minnesota place her in a statewide …

15 June 2019: This guy wants to “set the record straight”.

15 June 2019: House passes major health appropriations bills Underneath the smothering POTUS radar, comes a spate of Dem passed bills (PDF) (because, if they …

15 June 2019: Happy birthday to me POTUS spent $1M on in Facebook ads urging users to sign a birthday card to commemorate his 73rd …

13 June 2019: Get ready, Swifties.

13 June 2019: One of the following will be the next Democratic nominee for POTUS. But … Bill de Blasio?

13 June 2019: Spotify never fails to keep things damn interesting.

10 June 2019: Attack of the rap game An underrated Stacy Lattisaw classic from the spring of 1982. Pseudo-improvisational rap scat. …

10 June 2019: Quotable Great to see where our MN senior senator’s 2020 aspirations lie. 🙄 “They’re dividing it …

07 June 2019: Dr. John dead at 77.

03 June 2019: I guess posting iOS screens are a thing today. The Bookly app is constantly used, and occupies its …

03 June 2019: NBC News launches its free streaming daily news service this week.

02 June 2019: The good news about the effects of coffee consumption on health and disease seems endless. [A] new …

02 June 2019: “It is certainly true that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to …

02 June 2019: Just jammin’ out to Brit 80s blue-eyed soul wunderkinds Level 42 … (”Something …

02 June 2019: Finally. Spotify is working on this.

01 June 2019: Burnout? Not so fast ... well, maybe Physicians like myself who essentially have been honored to work his or her entire professional …

01 June 2019: Taylor Swift kicks off Pride month with a plea to the senior senator from Tennessee, Lamar …

31 May 2019: Listening to It’s A Woman’s Thang, a 1994 album I keep going back to when I want to dance and bop. …

31 May 2019: Lil’ Nas X: “This is only the beginning”. Less than a year ago, Lil Nas X was a college dropout …

31 May 2019: Nashville’s famed Music Row added to Endangered Historic Places list.

30 May 2019: Facebook’s got another Zuck problem.

30 May 2019: Claus von Bulow has died. Claus von Bulow, the Danish-born socialite who was convicted in 1982 and …

30 May 2019: My new Weekly Top 30 chart is up … for week ending 6/1/2019.

30 May 2019: I love the site The Second Disc, but, really … who still buys CDs?

30 May 2019: David Lee Who? David Lee Roth crashed a bachelor party while in Las Vegas earlier this month. …

29 May 2019: Robert Plant is launching a podcast.

28 May 2019: The improbable maintenance of Beto O'Rourke Over at Jezebel, the case is made for the transformative, yet enigmatically still considered an …

27 May 2019: “Current models” point toward a POTUS re-election in ‘20? Seems like probable general election …

27 May 2019: Underground currency Saw this on TV a couple of days ago. Pretty sweet initiative. Supporters of an Obama-era plan to …

27 May 2019: 25 years of looking in the cracked rear view Talk about your deluxe reissues. This album holds a lot of memories for me. You couldn’t …

27 May 2019: A reason.com must-read.

27 May 2019: MN: State Supreme Court offers decision with stark medicolegal implications Imagine that you’re an on-call hospitalist at a larger institution 30 miles from a small rural …

27 May 2019: Twitter fail? Axios: “President Trump’s tweets don’t pack the punch they did at the outset of his …

26 May 2019: Oh well... Just arrived for my urgent care shift on an absolutely gorgeous Mem Day weekend Sunday … in …

25 May 2019: Check out my new Media page!

23 May 2019: Trying out the Icro app. Pretty cool. Shortcuts the official Micro.blog app.

23 May 2019: If there is an upside to an unusually (even for Minnesnowta’s) wet and cool spring, it’s …

22 May 2019: Colbert’s rockin’ it.

22 May 2019: Jay-Z’s Blueprint trilogy is back on Apple Music. 😎 Could a title from any one of these albums make …

22 May 2019: House leadership bringing on the heat? Madame Speaker: Trump’s on the ropes. The comment drew knowing applause from those in attendance—a …

22 May 2019: Wanna baby? You can’t make this shiite up, I guess. Bar staff called police shortly after 10 p.m. and …

21 May 2019: Mayor Pete calls out Fox News personalities in town hall

As a matter of course, I normally don’t watch Fox News, but since Pete Buttigieg – the …

21 May 2019: The journey begins anew Yes, it does. This is the initial post in yet another iteration of the blog. I’ve claimed this …

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