Hospice at Markus Lüttgen

collaboration with James Beckett

Cologne, 2016

Dealing with Isolation

Tom Kizzia, from Moving to Mars, The New Yorker April 20, 2015

Cook instituted an exercise routine on the ice, walks around the ship known as the “madhouse promenade.” He introduced a “baking treatment” for the men with the lowest morale and the weakest heartbeats, which entailed seating them before the warm glow of the ship’s coal stove. He insisted that the crew start eating the vitamin-rich meat of penguins, which even he described as tasting like a mixture of mammal, fish, and fowl parts, roasted in blood and cod-liver oil. He helped organize entertainments, including a beauty contest among illustrations torn from magazines, with voting categories such as “Alabaster shoulders,” “Supple waist,” and “Irreproachable character.”

Battery decay

Ars Technica, Openforum:
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:10 am by user “Padster”

What gives? Isn’t a set of batteries in a flashlight that is turned off equivalent to them sitting on the shelf?
What is it about being installed that causes the problems?


Adapted from Pharmacology for Anesthetists, pg 523
John D. Current, M.D.

Pavulon is used with general anesthesia in surgery for muscle relaxation and as an aid to intubation or ventilation. Pavulon is recommended in the protocol for euthanasia, after administering sodium thiopental to induce coma, Pavulon is delivered in order to stop breathing.

Poo-Lovers Dig Igloos

Mother Nature Network: October 27, 2015

The penguin’s natural breeding area has been scraped away by natives and used for fuel. African penguins prefer to be in deep poo, but humans have scraped away the meters-thick layers of guano—in which the birds once burrowed their nests—to sell as fertilizer. Now, conservationists hoping to protect the endangered creatures have devised a novel solution to the avian housing problem: fiberglass igloos.


A Position Paper for The Center for Health Design’s Environmental Standards Council,
Kathy Hathorn, MA, and Upali Nanda, Ph.D. 28-February-2003

However, at that time (14th century), dying parishioners were more likely to be subjected to paintings depicting salvation (or damnation) as a way of offering sinners a last chance at redemption, in contrast to the soothing landscapes of the typical healthcare setting today. Perhaps the most prominent pre-cursor to the art initiative in hospitals today is Florence Nightingale’s Notes for Nursing ([1860], 1969) describing the patients’ need for beauty and making the argument that the effect of beauty is not only on the mind, but on the body as well.

Painting a Motorcycle Tank

Multiple authors, Wikihow, October 27, 2015

Painting a motorcycle tank is way to customize your motorcycle, but not everyone knows how to paint a motorcycle tank. The gas tank on a motorcycle is a highly sensitive part, and there is a specific technique to painting a motorcycle tank safely so that you get a smooth finish. Learn the best way to paint your motorcycle tank, and you can save yourself money that you would spend hiring someone else to do your motorcycle tank.

Voyager Record Photograph Index Entry:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

The following image appears on the list of pictures electronically placed on the phonograph records which are carried onboard the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. These images were selected to convey information about humans, plants and animals, and geological features of the Earth to a possible alien civilization.
– Snake River and Grand Tetons, Ansel Adams (1942)

Thank You

North Central Florida Hospice, Inc. 1996

You have given your loved one one of the most wonderful, beautiful, and sensitive gifts we humans have to offer, and in giving that gift have given yourself a wonderful gift as well.