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Little Liverpool

I’m working on getting pictures up, but I’m having a bit of trouble with the FTP using the university wifi, so that will have to wait.

As an update, I’ve been around a lot of places here in Liverpool so far, and it seems to me that it is a lot like London without all the hustle and bustle.  The people are actually more friendly than Londoner, so that is nice.  They tend to be a little more courteous as well.  London seems to have streets full of blank faces, but Liverpool has streets with lots of people who aren’t afraid to show some expressions.  Perhaps that is the Irish influence but I wouldn’t know, as I’ve not yet been to Ireland.  I will though, if I can work it out.

School has started since my last post, and it is more entertaining than I would have imagined!  Perhaps that is because I don’t have a phobia of these creatures that we are studying.  Plus a fair bit so far has been on public health, management, and some epidemiology, all of which I have studied some before.  Myiasis was cool, however (parent’s warning- not for adults with sensitive stomachs, but the kids will like seeing it).

On another note we were told to come up with a representative for the  class to the faculty.  I thought I have the skills and sort of wanted to do it, so I mentioned it to a few of my new colleagues who overwhelmingly seemed to like the idea, and so now I am being called things like, “El Presidente,” “Mr. President,” and even, “Supreme Commander.”  It is quite fun.  I can’t say how I suddenly went from being just one of the few Americans to being the fearless Leader, but it’s kind of fun having a following.  We’ll see how long that lasts after they start teasing out my political leanings.

On that note I am going to attend the lecture by Richard Dawkins on atheism on the 25th, so that will obviate my need to pay for his book.  I downloaded an MP3 of his debate with theologian Alistair MacGrath from the Ravi Zacharias webpage.  I haven’t listened to that yet, but it should be spirited.  Well, at least from one side.

Ok, well, more on all this later.   Until then, all the best.


Comment from TLC
Time: 19 February, 2008, 1:03 pm

Dr. D!! I have just arrived in London… will you be here at all in the next 6 days?

Comment from m.
Time: 19 February, 2008, 5:56 pm

Well the photos are quite lovely, but I think I liked the
mountains a little better.

Comment from sdw
Time: 26 February, 2008, 10:43 am

So your highness, riddle me this: is there any truth to stories such as the one in the GLADIATOR movie, where they deliberately stuff a wound with maggots to get rid of the dead flesh, and thus “clean” the wound? What I mean is, given first century medicine, would this approach hold any value to a suffering gladiator?

Comment from The Doctor
Time: 27 February, 2008, 9:32 am

You know it! It is actually increasing in its medical application (pun intended, of course).

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