Traumatic skull injuries: I was never able to successfully open the electronic x-ray of my teeth that I got from my dentist.
Italy itinerary: The highlight of a tour through the Capuchin monastery in Palermo is the glass-encased mummy of Rosalia Lombardo (1918-1920). She was embalmed by Dr. Alfredo Salafia, who never revealed the secret to his very successful preservation. (See also Eva Perón.)
Jeremy Bentham: In exchange for a copy of Conjoined Twins, my new buddy Antler--mentioned in this post--sent me a bone, a hemocystometer, and the Dictionary for Nurses that I scanned this spread out of. Thanks, Antler!
While They Slept: I had lunch with Jody not too long ago. She told me she had to fly to Oregon to testify at her brother's resentencing hearing. His sentence was reduced from 90 to 60 years, but he won't be getting out of prison.