More onliest daughter

When my son Chase was a toddler, he unfortunately became fascinated by electrical outlets. He would try to push his fingers into them, and then advanced to tryingto insert other objects. Of course, we immediately purchased outlet covers to childproof the house. These were plastic ‘plugs’ that were flat discs with plastic prongs that could … [Read more…]


Interesting Sci Am article on becoming an expert. Much of the available data is based on the study of chess grandmasters (GM) – the ‘fruit fly’ of this arena. ” I see only one move ahead, but it is always the correct one.” (Jose Capablanca, chess GM from early 1900’s) Just the first few seconds … [Read more…]


HSIN HSIN MING The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. … [Read more…]

Bibliometric analysis of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery

I analyzed metadata regarding the preceding 10 years of articles published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. The intent was to ascertain a) where the articles came from geographically: country, zip code (for US sources), institution b) data regarding authors-average number of authors per paper per year, “top 25″ authors and their number of publications, … [Read more…]