Fun to see I am still quoted from 1979 publication

11/29/2017: It was fun to see work I published 38 years ago is still quoted in the medical literature.

The original publication was:

Johnson LL: Lateral capsular ligament complex: Anatomical and surgical

considerations. Am J Sports Med 7:156-160, 1979

This was reference in Oper Tech Orthop by Jorge Chahla as in press 2017 Elsevier Inc.

Chahla J, Moatshe G, LaPrade RF. Biomechanical Role of Lateral Structures in Controlling Anterolateral Rotatory Laxity: The Anterolateral Ligament
Biomechanical Role of Lateral Structures in Controlling Anterolateral Rotatory Laxity – The Anterolateral Ligament. Available from: [accessed Nov 29 2017].

How to Stop Creativity

11/22/2017: Creativity is stopped by having your mind “made up” on any given issue.

California Dreamin

10/24/2017:  This is kind of transition weather typical of Northern Michigan at this time of year.  2 days ago it was warm and sunny, clear sky and beautiful fall colors…………then this 40 degrees, 40 mph wind and horizontal rain.

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Silent Killers

10/14/2017:  Silent Killers are an action taken that unknown to you has stopped a relationship, a business deal, or any other of a hundred endeavors. It is silent since you do have any awareness of the problem you created.  You cannot think of anything your did.  Your act certainly was  well intended and well motivated.  However the result certainly was a surprise and unexpected.  You cannot figure this out.  You did not have any awareness that for the listener what you said or did was a big deal.

The silent killer manifestation may be a simple as calling someone and for reasons unknown to you they no longer take your phone call.  It may be as simple a response that a person you regularly did things with is not longer making themselves available to play golf, go shopping, out of lunch or to the theater.

So I regularly inquire of myself and the Lord, “Am I creating any silent killers?”

This is in contrast to all the obvious things we do to offend others or our acts that are our own worst enemy.  In these cases we ask the other person to forgive us.

Patent Claims Granted for Skin Wound and Potential Wrinkle Treatment

10/12/2017: I learned that my application U.S. Application No. 15/189,510  Title: “ANTIMICROBIALS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF”

resulted in successfully granted the following claims which I have proof that after cosmetic skin defoliation or dermabrasion that the wound healing will be enhanced showing rapid healing, minimal inflammation and importantly restoration of the skin collagen layer.  This has the potential for wrinkle treatment in combination with skin defoliation and/or dermabrasion.

Allowed Claims

1–32. (Cancelled)

  1. A method of treating a wound to promote healing consisting essentially of administering a composition of an aqueous solution comprising 2,4,6,trihydroxybenzaldehyde (“246 THBA”) and protocatechuic acid (PCA) both of which are present at a concentration of between 10 to 200 mM, wherein the administration results in:
  2. promoting wound healing;
  3. reducing at least one microbe selected from the group consisting of L. casei, C. difficile, P. acnes, C. perfringens, L. casei, E. coli, S. aureus 6538, S. aureus 33591,, S. mutans, S. pyogenes, P. aeruginosa, K. pneumonia, and C. albicans;
  4. increasing localized IGF-1 expression; and
  5. reducing localized TGF-E and EGF expression.

34–35. (Cancelled)

  1. The method of claim 33, wherein the composition is in the form of a(n) liquid, solution, cream, ointment, salve, gel, emulsion, suspension, dispersion, or paste.
  2. The method of claim 33, wherein the wound is a burn, skin break, bone break, muscle tear, puncture, surgical incision site, microdermabrasion site, skin graft site, a wound associated with diabetes, a bed sore, a pressure sore, or a laceration.
  3. The method according to claim 33, wherein the composition is administered in ultradeformable liposomes.
  4. The method of claim 33 wherein the PCA and 246THBA are each present at a concentration between 20 to 100 mM.
  5. The method of claim 33 wherein the PCA and 246THBA are each present at a concentration between 20-50 mM.
  6. The method of claim 33 wherein the PCA and 246THBA are each present at a concentration of about 25 mM.
  7. The method of claim 33 wherein the PCA and 246THBA are each present at a concentration at about 50 mM.
  8. The method of claim 33 wherein the composition may be administered by any conventional route including, oral, topical, buccal, injection, pulmonary, intravenous, inhalant, subcutaneous, sublingual, or transdermal.
  9. The method of claim 33 wherein the treating of the wound is a cosmetic method of treating skin to enhance skin healing, wherein the composition is administered topically, orally or by intradermal or subcutaneous injection to a skin tissue, wherein the composition promotes an effect selected from the group consisting of reducing inflammation, optimizing growth hormone production, and increasing collagen stimulation.

45–52. (Cancelled)

  1. The method according to claim 33, wherein said administration further results in reduced scar formation.




Lehman with Putter Grip Photograph

10/9/2017: The PGA Champions tour posting showed Tom Lehman with the grooved putter grip.


NFL Player Protests from Business Perspective

9/23/2017: The NFL players fail to understand the following principles of business.  A company must have a good product, service and a public image for success.  In the NFL the player may be very good and play well and has the right to public protest.  What the player is missing is that the NFL team and the league is a business.  That should be apparent to them by the large salaries the players enjoy.  The team’s business income comes  from TV ads based upon viewership.  The viewership is directly related to public image.  Does the potential viewer who is paying for the NFL product may like the product; i.e the players, their performance, but however as important is the public image.  The NFL suffers historically from public image on drugs and domestic violence.  Now many of the the potential customers are not in sympathy with a few players disrespect for the American Flag or National anthem.  Patriotism still exists in the sports paying sector of America. They have voted with their absence on TV viewing.  In addition they have voited with their feet, noted by the vacant seats at the Los Angeles NFL team home games.  It is a matter of missing an important business principle, public image, which I normally put in the category of silent killers.  However in this case it is not so silent.