Monthly Archives: February 2009

On Scars

I just reviewed Svea Vikander’s photos of scars on her blog and, for the first time, saw two pyloric stenosis scars on bellies other than my own!  One of them looked very similar to mine. The other person’s scar was deeper. Underneath her photo was a narrative in which she discussed the fact that, for…

Why horseshoe crabs?

When I was a girl, I spent a lot of time wandering the shorelines of Sandy Hook along the Shrewsbury River at the Jersey shore. I felt very close to the horseshoe crabs I discovered there. They wore armor and trailed a spiky tail yet were quite vulnerable as they could be easily overturned, their…

Welcome to myincision!

Welcome to myincision.wordpress.com!  Thank you Gregory Breese, of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, for giving me permission to use your photo of horseshoe crabs that graces the home page of this blog. Your generosity is much appreciated. (I imported the image from Flickr if you are interested in seeing more of his photos.) I am…