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Long over due update

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2014 by theskepticalsamurai

Greetings!

I have said it before and I will say it again, I have not forgotten about this blog.  I am sure that is seems that I have since the last real post (other then an update promising that I will resume regular posts soon!  haha) was some time ago.  But I can assure you, I have not forgotten about this blog.

I must admit that I humbled by the amount of comments and emails that I still get related to the blog and past posts.

Similar to my previous mini update, the blog is currently on the back burner.  Medical school is extremely demanding and does not leave one with a lot of free time.  I am currently in the process of finishing my last year of medical school (clerkship) and am on track to finish/graduate with the Class of 2015.  After graduating, I will be entering the next phase of my training, residency (I am currently in the process of finalizing and submitting my application).

I have been slowly working on the next phase of this blog as well and my next big venture, podcasting.  Many exciting things to come and I am grateful to each and everyone of you that takes the time to read this blog.

This has been the skeptical samurai…

Working to serve…

Through the process of inquiry…

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Mini Update

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2014 by theskepticalsamurai

Greetings!

I have not forgotten about this blog.  I am sure that is seems that i have since the last real post (other then an update promising that i will resume regular posts soon!  haha) was some time ago.  But i can assume you, i have not forgotten about this blog.  

I read all of the comments/mail that i get regarding my past posts (large amount of rather amusing grammar police related comments lately) and do my best to answer them all.  It is especially fun to respond to those who accuse me of being part of some large conspiracy or on the payroll of BIG pharma/food/governemnt/etc.  

Long story short is that this blog has taken a back seat to school.  As i have posted previously i got into medical school back in the summer of 2012.  Things have been going very well and i am about to enter my last year of studies (far from finished though as after i complete medical school i still have a residency to complete), and as if often the case with education/studies, some things in life have to go onto the back burner for a period of time.  

But i promise you i have not forgotten about this blog.  

I still have many plans for it (and the much awaited podcast that had been in the works for some time) so please stay tuned and check in every now and then to catch up with your old pal the Skeptical Samurai.  And with that i big you farewell (for now).

this has been the skeptical samurai

working to serve 

through the process of inquiry 

2012 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2013 by theskepticalsamurai

Thought that i would post this up.

The blog has been a bit dormant as of late as a result of being SUPER busy with school (current about half way done my 1st year of medical school).  It has taken some work, but I have managed to find a nice balance between school and everything else these in life that requires my attention.  With that in mind i intend on getting the blog back up in running and i am also working on finally getting the long promised podcast running as well.

I hope that this message find you and yours well and i look forward hitting it hard in 2013!

this has been the skeptical samurai

working to serve…

through the process of inquiry…

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 18,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Skeptical Samurai Update!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2012 by theskepticalsamurai

Hello all!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to give all of my readers a quick update regarding some recent happenings in the Skeptical Samurai camp (and attempt to explain the lack of recent of posts and activity on the blog).

Firstly (and most importantly) i got into medical school!  Those of you who know me personally know that i applied to medical school this year.  It was a rather long, time consuming and difficult process (but i must add, TOTALLY WORTH IT!), but the end result was that i have been accepted to medical school at the University of Calgary for the graduating class of 2015.  I am honoured to have been offered a spot in the graduating class of 2015 and i excited to begin the journey to becoming a physician!

Secondly, acceptance into medical school meant/required that me and my family relocate.  So the wife and i pack up our things and our two crazy bulldogs and left New Russia (Manitoba) and headed out to our new home in Cow Town (Alberta).  We are currently in the process of renovating and settling into our new home, so this has taken up pretty much all of my time over the last month or so.

And last (but certainly not least), i have been working towards developing a Skeptical Samurai blog into a Podcast.  I am in the process of developing ideas and segments for the podcast and i am also in the process of also acquiring the needed equipment to get the podcast up and running.  It is my hope to debut the podcast some time in the next month to month and a half.

So fear not dear readers!

The Skeptical Samurai has not left you!  I am working towards bettering myself as well as advancing and bettering this blog!  Thanks for reading…and please stay tuned…the future is going to be exciting!

this has been the Skeptical Samurai

working to serve…

through the process of inquiry…

2011 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 by theskepticalsamurai

Catching up on some emails and i came upon this…

A nice little review/stat report from my blog for the year of 2011.  I found in kind of interesting and thought that i would share it with all of you!

Enjoy!

this has been the skeptical samurai

working to serve…

through the process of inquiry…

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,700 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Back to Regular Blogging Soon!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 15, 2011 by theskepticalsamurai

Hey everyone!

Its your friendly neighbourhood Skeptical Samurai!

Sorry about the lack of regular posts.  I have been working an INSANE amount as of late and preparing for final exams (sadly they do not write themselves).  Just wanted to let everyone know that i have not disappeared off the face of the earth!  I will be returning with regular weekly blog posts within the week.  Thanks for your patience!  

this has been the skeptical samurai

working to serve…

through the process of inquiry…

Asteriods!!!

Posted in science, skepticism, space, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by theskepticalsamurai

We have all heard of asteroids (at least I am going to assume that we have all heard of asteroids)…

But how many of us really have an idea of just how many asteroids there are out there.  Specifically, how many asteroids there are out there that are within our solar system.  And most importantly (at least to us humans) how many asteroids are there out there that could potentially impact (both figuratively and literally) Earth?

What maybe 2 or 3…

Not exactly…

I came across this video the other day while searching the interwebs, check it out…

Interesting, yet rather unsettling.

This has been the skeptical samurai…

Working to serve…

Through the process of inquiry…