October 11, 2004

Meetings with Remarkable Bloggers

I've already forgotten what link took me there. I should have made a note of it and yet, as so often happens, I did not. There might be a trail of bread crumbs leading back through the labyrinth, but who has time to follow it. Suffice it to say that, from time to time, I come across a site, previously unknown to me, that strikes me as remarkable.

In the past, I've seldom pointed to these pages out of the feeling that "Such a fine site, surely tens of thousands of others must know about it." That's a common feeling that I know most share, but of late I've decided, "So what. It's new to me and that's what counts." From time to time, I'm going to point out one or two of these "New to Me" sites in the hope that what I value you might value too.

We begin today with: The Doctor Is In by Bob Finnerty a surgeon in Tacoma, WA. The "About Me" states:

The Doctor is In is a blog by a physician philosopher, dealing with medicine, religion, family, politics, current events, philosophy, pets, photography, the Pacific Northwest, software development, humor, and any other area of life worthy of passion and depth of consideration.
This site delivers on that promise. Elegant in appearance, thoughtful in execution, and informed by experience in the analog

world, it's a site that is sparing on content but, like Bill Whittle's "Eject, Eject," always seems to have something thoughtful and fresh to say on any subject Dr. Finnerty chooses to engage. Thought provoking and conducive to Brain Jazz as you can see in the post on Prescription Bribes just below this one.

Especially compelling essays are:

That is only my small selection, there are many others. The only negative I can see regarding The Doctor Is In is that Finnerty seems to have an unfortunate compulsion to use pictures of cats from time to time. Oh well, too much perfection is a mistake.

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Update: I've come full circle back to the page that led me to The Doctor is in. It is As the Top of the World Turns, another fine page which is made even finer by being located here in Laguna Beach.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 11, 2004 10:21 AM
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Thanks for your recommendation of "The Doctor Is In". It is an excellent blog -- informed, well-written, and to the point. I think you should blogroll it (I would, myself, if I blogged).

Oh, and yours is good too. (Hat Tip: future Senator James Lileks.)

Posted by: TMH at October 12, 2004 5:49 AM

Ah, stupid me -- I was looking under "D".

Posted by: TMH at October 12, 2004 5:57 AM

Thanks for your very kind words on my blog.

The only negative I can see regarding The Doctor Is In is that Finnerty seems to have an unfortunate compulsion to use pictures of cats from time to time. Oh well, too much perfection is a mistake.

Fear not - there's dog pictures coming as well - I'm actually more of a dog lover than cat lover, but we seem to have collected more cats (courtesy of my wife), hence more targets for my Nikon...

Posted by: Dr Bob at October 16, 2004 8:02 PM