In a barnyard, sighs
of melancholy, yearning.
Hayden Fry yet dreams?
The highway murmurs
distantly in blue twilight:
Is Maid-Rite open?
Can it be ennui
if fields and trees are devoid
Comes a rejoinder,
rattling dry husks: What would
Henry Wallace do?
Emerges this truth:
The smell of money is like
a barnyard sighing.
Remove femur, it said, and send it for examination by the laboratory. No problem, I thought to myself.
via My First Mistake by Simon Winchester – Roundtable | Lapham’s Quarterly.
…That’s why the bird you’re going to eat is named for a country on the Black Sea.
via The Turkey’s Turkey Connection – NYTimes.com.
Thanksgiving prompts the question that expatriates everywhere face: Shouldn’t I be going home?
via An American Neurotic in Paris – NYTimes.com.
We have, he suggested, an economy whose normal condition is one of inadequate demand — of at least mild depression — and which only gets anywhere close to full employment when it is being buoyed by bubbles.
via A Permanent Slump? – NYTimes.com.
“We experienced a decline in weight gains on some of our farms causing a limited availability of large, fresh turkeys,”
via There’s a shortage of large, fresh Butterball turkeys – Quartz.
“A lot of people know who Jonas Salk is, but they should know William Pollack’s name, too. This disease was a major, major problem, and it’s been virtually eradicated.”
via William Pollack Dies at 87 – His Vaccine Saved Infants – NYTimes.com.
The drug will be manufactured by the same company, Alkermes, that makes a popular medication called Vivitrol, used to treat patients addicted to painkillers or alcohol. In addition, the company provides financial support to a leading professional group that represents substance abuse expert…
via Addiction Specialists Wary of New Painkiller – NYTimes.com.
“This pipe is buried under the streets of every major city in the country,”
via Jury Finds Pipe Maker Defrauded Governments – NYTimes.com.
…it demonstrated Germany’s unfortunate tendency to respond to any criticism of its economic policies with cries of victimization.
via Those Depressing Germans – NYTimes.com.
Has Europe’s strongest nation really chosen to become the world’s biggest Switzerland?
via Rethinking German Pacifism – NYTimes.com.
“It was heartbreaking to see the pain on his face,” Dr. Gibson told me. “It got me very angry with people who insist that Obamacare is a train wreck, when the real train wreck is what people are experiencing every day because they can’t afford care.”
via This Is Why We Need Obamacare – NYTimes.com.
Take, for example, a patient with colon cancer whose oncologist is considering prescribing Avastin. Most physicians would go out of their way to warn that this drug could harm a patient’s heart; the data show that it carries a 2 percent risk of cardiovascular toxicity. But few physicians would discuss the price, even though Avastin can cost more than $50,000 per patient
via Doctor, First Tell Me What It Costs – NYTimes.com.