French 75

French 75

  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) gin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dry sparkling wine, such as brut Champagne, chilled

Curl lemon peel around finger to create twist at least 6 inches long.


A Reporter Raced a Machine (Automated Insights’s WordSmith)

An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?
May 20, 2015

A company called Automated Insights created a program called WordSmith


Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?
June 27, 2016

Rise of the Robots (by Martin Ford)

Rise of the Robots
Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
by Martin Ford

… it was written by a robot, by a system from a company called Narrative Science

Health care is one of the areas where there’s just a tremendous amount of potential and promise. So far, what we’ve seen in health care is that it has really lagged other areas of the economy in terms of what technology has been able to do. We haven’t seen the kind of disruptive impact that we’ve seen in a lot of other areas in health care. And that’s part of the reason that the costs remain so high.

To be adaptable, to be resilient, to problem-solve

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century
April 09, 2015

“We haven’t taught people how to be specific about working in teams, how to communicate with peers and colleagues and how to communicate to the general public about what’s going on in health care and medicine.”

there’s too much medical science for anyone to learn in two years. And the practice of medicine is constantly in flux.

What Michigan and many other schools are trying to do now is prepare future doctors for the inevitable changes they’ll face throughout a long career.

“We shouldn’t even try to predict what that system’s going to be like,” he says. “Which means we need to give students the tools to be adaptable, to be resilient, to problem-solve — push through some things, accept some things, but change other things.”

Melanoma: Explosion Of New Cancer Treatments

Explosion Of New Cancer Treatments Presents A ‘Very Exciting Time’
August 20, 2015

with melanoma ’cause about five years ago, I would’ve said he has a prognosis of somewhere between six months to a year. But over the last five years, the treatments in melanoma have just exploded with really, really exciting new treatments that have changed that to a point that we actually don’t have a good estimate yet in terms of long-term prognosis will be.