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Small Multiples — Big Clarity

The other day I was reading about Kay Weeks, a mother of triplets and a teacher at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. Ms. Weeks guessed that her school just might be breaking a record for multiples graduating this June, … Continue reading

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Too Close for Comfort — or Clarity

My obsessive-compulsive disorder reared its ugly head yesterday, and I had to take several deep breaths in order to calm myself. You see, my family’s attempt to help me put away the groceries (which–if you’re reading this, Bret and Annie–I … Continue reading

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The Red Seat

Last Friday we witnessed a spectacular bash here in Boston when fabled Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday with a pre-game ceremony for the ages. And as if the festivities weren’t enough, it was also the first match-up of 2012 … Continue reading

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A “Magic Bullet (Graph)” for Weak Data Visuals

One of the things that I have always loved about working in healthcare for lo, these many (many) years is that it’s a current event. All aspects of the system are continually developing and evolving. There is always something new … Continue reading

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Have a “Good One” What?

So, here is what is bugging me today…inexact speech and ambiguous directives. Precisely what do people mean when they tell me to “have a good one?” Do they mean that I should have a good… Life? Day? Colonoscopy? Long walk … Continue reading

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Three Simple Words That Will Improve Your Data Displays

When you hear the words “just do it” you immediately get the message — stop your whining and complaining and get your lazy butt moving. “Just do it.” When it comes to healthcare data displays the three words that matter … Continue reading

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Duct Tape By The Dashboard Lights

My husband Bret is a charter member of the “Duct Tape Club”. His use of duct tape over the years is pretty impressive–legendary actually–but I have to say his most recent adventure with duct tape really caused me to pause … Continue reading

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