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October 20, 2004

Shawna climbing

shawna_climbing.jpg Late at night, we talk for free thanks to skype, sometimes conferencing with Shawna in Hamilton, Elaine in Thorndale, and me in Manhattan. I use aqua plastic headphones with microphone attached that I bought at Radio Shack years ago when Doron promised me--he was in Israel and all of 10 years old--that he would actually talk to me if I would communicate via the computer. I got the headphones, but the conversation never happened--until now. Tuesdays, late at night, I log on for a report about the pathology class that day. What organ in what food container was pulled from the fridge? Yesterday it was an enormous tumor, attached to a kidney, in a 15 kilogram plastic honey bucket, so heavy the professor could not lift it. The first week it was a gall bladder with lots of gall stones in tupperware, which the professor dropped, with all the students scrambling to collect the gallstones rolling on the floor. We are all thrilled that Shawna is in medical school and feel like we are too! Nice to know that she is also having fun, like climbing this weekend. Here is what she wrote in her email: "Attached are some pictures of the small contraption that I climbed while camping on the weekend. There were four levels of 'stuff':
1. A rope ladder
2. Wooden beams on angles
3. Tires/ropes/wood
4. Tires
You should get a sense it from the pictures. Yes, it was a little bit crazy. But, I had a harness and 5 other people holding me up."

Posted by BKG at October 20, 2004 08:18 PM


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