Wednesday, 15 June 2022

PATIENTS and their MALADIES, part #3


This post is a continuation of 'PATIENTS and their MALADIES, part #1', and 'PATIENTS and their MALADIES, part #2', as posted on this blog February 2020, and February 10, 2022 respectively. 




















 In American football, 'rushing' means running the ball after starting behind the line of scrimmage, not including forward passes. The play continues until the player carrying the ball, usually a backfielder, is tackled.












HOARDING DISORDER

My friend takes a jaunt every quarter

To support her Aunt Clutter, a hoarder,

Who stores mail on her bed,

Sleeps on sofa instead;

In her house, far from clean,

She keeps felines, fifteen.

That's a sort of compulsive disorder.
Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022
Authors' Note: Although folks with this engrained problem may be categorized as having depression, schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder may be a psychiatric entity in its own right. 

TORSADE DE POINTES

When your ECG's torsade de pointes,

QRS peaks may cycle and slant;

Q-T interval's wide

(And you well might have died);

Your heart tries to fly straight, but it can't.
Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022
Authors' Note: 
Torsade de pointes (tor-sad duh PWAnT), is an Anglo-French medical term for twisting of the peaks, named in 1966 by its French cardiologist discoverer. It is a pattern seen on the ECG (electrocardiogram), with 'twisting' or cycling of the height of the ventricular 'QRS' complexes, and is often associated with factors, inherited or acquired, that widen the 'Q-T' interval on the tracing. This pattern is associated with nasty ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. If you are lucky, you have survived the initial episode and have correctable factors (e.g. electrolyte disorders, certain pharmaceuticals, etc.)
Flying straight is a casual metaphor associated with performing expected or routine function.












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Friday, 10 June 2022

Nonsense about NUMBERS and COUNTING










pas-de-deux,
National Ballet of Canada
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,
August 2022





bossa nova trio,
Yorkville Village parkette, Toronto,
August, 2022





string quartet,
Dundas Square, Toronto,
June 2022









The term 'sextet' also refers to a piece of music composed for 6 players. e.g. Francis Poulenc, was the most prolific member of the group of 20th-century French composers known as Les Six. His piece, Sextuor (Sextet) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn and piano was composed in 1932. 






















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Sunday, 5 June 2022

Pathos and Poetry: GUN CONTROL VERSES (revisited)
























   If you have enjoyed these verses on the theme of American political satire, you might like to proceed to view other items in our collection including:
- 'American satire: A Term of Endirement'
- 'a brief saga: Mar-a Lago'
- 'political palindromes A through P' (click HERE to start)

   There are also some parody-song lyrics posted in 2019 and 2020, that you might like, including: 
- 'The Ballad of Giuliani', part I and part II.



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