- Haruki Murakami, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World
From: "C.B. Wiegand, MD" To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Razor's Edge 2002.07.27 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 02:29:41 -0700 (MST) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII Michael, Welcome to the world of the properly-shorn, ya hippie bitch! "Razor's Edge" is *obviously* a reference to your deeply-seated homoerotic bald-head attraction. :) Sounds like Big Plans are being made for travel to the Dark Continent. Get yer shots, buddy, lest ye get stuck with a bug that makes hep C look like a cold (and there's STILL no vaccine for Ebola). If you ever get a wild hair up yer ass come on down to Tucson. We'll go down to Tombstone and gravel "I'm yer huckleberry" to everyone we run into until they run us out on a rail. It'll be fun. Forever I Remain, Wahoo Christopher B Wiegand, MD University of Arizona Health Sciences Center From: "Andrea" To: "Michael Fuchs" Subject: Re: Razor's Edge 2002.07.04 Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 23:22:42 -0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Hey Michael, I hope I am mistaken in inferring that you are planning a trip to Africa. If that is indeed the case, PLEASE be careful. Think twice. Africa is home to an abundance of HIV, dangerous wildlife, deadly bacteria, disease-carrying insects, and potentially hostile natives. Of course, it is also reportedly one of the most beautiful collections of natural landscapes on earth. But take care of yourself! You can always watch National Geographic to catch a safe glimpse of the beauty there. But then, the odds of your giving up a trip you've already planned are about as likely as my giving up the consumption of cheese and ice cream. Best wishes, Andrea From: Snitcheroo To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Razor's Edge Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 22:52:06 -0700 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii User-Agent: Mutt/1.2.5i Bossman, or perhaps it should be 'Bwana' Closing up shop is never easy, never without regrets. It's the inertia of the years. And the Bay Area is pretty easy on the eyes. I applaud and am envious of your carpe diem especially as my life seems more and more on track. I will be following your dispatches closely. Residency application season is this fall and Emergency Medicine is my game. The beauty of this specialty is its flexibility. Once emergency trained, I can go pretty much anywhere-be it an Indian reservation to a cruise ship doctor. I too have plans to travel the world, they'll just have to wait a few more years. It's been hard to keep in touch over the past couple of years, but wherever you go and wherever you end up, just keep leaving that trail of words/pictures/thoughts and I'll do my best to catch up. With warmest regards, -Snitch p.s. Free medical advice/common sense: Hope you're packing your antimalarials and up to date on your vaccines. Especially with your history of ulcerative colitis, you don't want any uninvited guests stressing the denizens of your gut. Also just saw my first case of African Sleeping Sickness-recent immigrant from Central Africa. That and the 2 kinds of malaria he had made him 'Sweet Jesus, deliver me from this life' miserable. Also dengue aka 'breakbone fever' is endemic as well as acute hemorrhagic fever, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and pockets of a little ol' thing they used to call the black death, responsible for the final collapse of the Roman empire under Justinian, decimating 33% of Europe in a 5 yr period, bringing about 300+ years of misery…ah good ol' plague! Pack some doxycycline (good for malaria too). Lots of DEET and long sleeves when possible, methinks.