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MINUTES! [Jan. 24th, 2006|01:16 am]

Aloha everybody!

Again, I want to thank all of you who came to last meeting. It was our first meeting of the year, and we kicked off the year with a bang. While munching on pizza, we all got to hear about the Adventures in Haiti experienced by Leah Chapin, RoseAnn Cyriac, Jen Kramer, and Kate Moreng. The group went to Haiti over their winter break to help with the ophthalmology clinic in an established mission there. They presented on their experiences with the culture, people, and clinic in Haiti and gave an overview of Haitian history. We also got to see PICTURES (which were awesome)! A big thanks for sharing their experience with the rest of us.

As Beverly mentioned in the last email you got, we have some **exciting new officer positions** for you all to run for. We are seeking out an Events Coordinator, Service Coordinator, Webmaster/Historian, and Treasurer. For all those interested themselves or interested in nominating others, email the account! We'll take a vote next meeting.

Additionally, we made some decisions on a T-shirt design. We're going to get a light blue T-shirt with "UMKC Medical Humanities Interest Group '05/'06" on the front and the quote "To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always" encircled by a stethoscope in the shape of a heart on the back. I'll draw up actual designs and send them out with T-shirt prices as soon as I get that information. If you are interested in getting a T-shirt and haven't told me so, just email this account with your size. That would be great!

Here are some upcoming date reminders for you all to mark on your calendars:

MHIG meetings at 5:15 Feb. 23, March 9, and April 13

Social events: Feb. 9th or 10th for movie night, March 10th and April 20th or 21st

Med Dance practice: every Wednesday before class around 2:00

Diastole: Jan 27, March 24, April 21, May 19

Next meeting: February 23! Be there or be not cool. :)

Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses - especially learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.---Leonardo DaVinci
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(no subject) [Nov. 30th, 2005|11:15 am]

In my continuing to read, wrote summaries for chapters 5, 6, and 7 and continued to write out quotes until chapter 10

Hopefully that will be useful on some capacity!

BOOK CLUB TONIGHT!! come come one and all!! :)

Chapters 5-10Collapse )
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Websites for everybody!! [Oct. 6th, 2005|06:12 pm]

-the film Bev showed during meeting!

-The official KEEN website, for further information about the session October 16th

-The link to Jen's photosite on Gideon Mendel.

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I want my crayons, now! (35) [Sep. 28th, 2005|08:20 pm]

[music |Pink-- Aerosmith]

The Fabulous Chapter FourCollapse )

And some funky quotes from the chapter; straight from me to you:

“’She lives by lists—she’s got a list for every waking moment. Some of them are duplicates and triplicates of the same project but with variations as to the completion. She’s got an incredible memory before the age of two. After that, it’s zip. Except that every now and then, details come out and I can’t be srue what she remembers. She has no sense of time, no sense of direction…’”(30).

“’She isn’t going anywhere,’ Marshall said. “You’re the first person she’s ever had for that little trip into the deep forest. Now she’s got an inkling that its going to get deeper’”(31).

“One day as therapy promised, Stanley would understand the phenomenon of two or more persons beign present at exactly the same time. He would also understand how the woman, when she was present, and unbeknownst to herself, was only a conduit for other Troop members”(33).

“With no other warning, conflicting emotions began to war with one another. It popped into her mind that the emotions were actually the flicks of memory and that the pain they produced was only intellectual. It was not physical. Why, then, did her heart suddenly ache with a keening, biting, wrenching sensation and why wouldn’t the damned tears stop?”(34).

“No one piece fit side by side with another, nothing related to anything she knew”(35).
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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2005|12:02 pm]

[music |Sleeping In --Postal Service]

Chapter 2Collapse )
Chapter 2 quote!
· “I don’t have what you’d call constant contact with anyone. Never have. Don’t want to. People bore me. Small talk, chitchat, pleasantries; it’s a pain. Nobody talks about ideas, concepts the far-out, the impossible that wouldn’t be impossible if they’d throw it around for a while, you know?”(18).

Chapter 3Collapse )
Chapter 3 quotes
· “Vanity may be a sin, but ugliness was unforgivable”(20).
· “A good plastic surgeon could change things, but that would require a verbal admission of vanity and somehow, punishment”(20).
· “I’ve never been able to keep track of time, it doesn’t mean anything to me”(25).

Feel free to go ahead and comment at will! :) Happiness always.
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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2005|09:25 am]

I was a little lazy and didn't write out a synopsis for chapter one, but will try my best at the other chapters. I'll go ahead and hide everything behind cuts so if you don't happen to read as fast as I do, nothing will be ruined. Its all for you all. Much much happiness.

Grabbed some chapter one quotes for you, however. If you want to check out my book for all the other little marks I've made, just shout.

"Her condition for taking on her treatment was that he would talk about it to everyone, to anyone, and the sessions were to be filmed for the eventual training of mental health professionals. It took him a minute to absorb what she was offering, the chance of a lifetime--to film a victim's therapy from day one. She explained her desire to break most victims rule of privacy"(7).
* The basis of this book, how it relates to us well as future physicians, and a glimpse into why this book is so exciting.

"'Secrecy,' he said, 'is incest's biggest friend. But I want you to be sure before you enter into anything'"(7).

"'You're not saying that I'm overreacting or crazy? I'm willing to accept either one or both. Sometimes I feel crazy'
'What you've described can make a person feel crazy, especially if it's kept inside'"(9).

"She didn't have to ignore his voice; she was simply no longer there to hear it"(10).

"Therapy has been known to loosen the creative flow. It can be the tapping of one's inner self"(11)
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(no subject) [Sep. 27th, 2005|10:23 pm]

[music |the mariners revenge song --the decemberists]

Aloha and Welcome to the UMKC MHIG community!

Want to welcome you also to livejournal if you have not yet been introduced. If any of you all are unfamiliar with livejournal, you can search around for instructions or feel free to go ahead and either call/email/bump into me and I'll try my best to help you.

With this new community, I hope to be able to give all of the UMKC MHIG folks the opportunity to share things beyond what is on our facebook website (http://missouri.facebook.com/group_profile.php?gid=9061).
We can post quotes, recipies, interesting movies, music suggestions, volunteer ideas, club questions (though you'd probably be best to email these to me (eatm79@umkc.edu), events, art our fabulous members have created, photography, pictures from events we've had, etc etc. The possibilities are endless!

Personally, I've got some chapter summaries for the current book club book "When Rabbit Howls" that am going to get up here for you soon.

So go forth and be merry!

Post, comment, enjoy to the max!
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