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Husband, father of 2, orthopedic surgeon and dilettante.

Biography

Welcome to QUICKSWOOD.com. This blog is an outlet for my thoughts on a variety of topics. My interests are myriad and include photography, religion, design and art, politics and lifestyle issues. Call me a dilettante if you wish. I spend a great deal of time reading and enjoy exchanging ideas. I can be a bore but I’ve never been accused of not having an opinion.

Consider this excerpt from Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love as a fair approximation of what makes me tick: “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Oh…and one more thing: I’m an atheist.

The most recent post is published in full but older posts are summarized as one-liners and can be accessed by clicking the Continue reading hyperlink. In addition you will find the following to wile away the time: photo albums (including my daughter Alexandra’s), my reading list, a link to my wife Josée’s cooking school and links to our very sleepy sub-blogs Via Salus and quickswoodgourmet.

Enjoy and do feel free to comment.

Joseph Froncioni