Welcome to Dr. Cranky’s New Home!

Welcome, dear reader.  Your earnest host is most pleased that you’ve found your way to his new site!  “Dr. Cranky,” you might ask, “what has happened that would prompt you to move your blog to a different venue?  Have you escaped from your restraints one too many times and been transferred to a more secure facility?  Have you given your tormenters and their white coats the slip and found yourself on the run?  Is there an all-points bulletin out for your re-apprehension?”

No, your irascible correspondent would like to reassure you that nothing quite so dramatic has taken place.  Quite simply, the Blogger website was becoming too restrictive and cumbersome.  Any attempt to format text or insert pictures would result in a nightmare of hidden HTML commands and tremendous effort was needed to make the appropriate corrections.  The WordPress platform is much easier to work with.  And, as an added bonus, the voices in Dr. Cranky’s head approve as well.

All of your favorite posts can be found here.  Unfortunately, given the large amount of HTML trash that Blogger inserted behind the scenes, the relocation was not very clean and things are a little rough.  Your stout yeoman plans to gradually sanitize everything to their pristine state over the next several months, so be patient.  Remember that all good things come to those who wait.

There will be some additional changes as well.  One of the reasons Dr. Cranky doesn’t post as often as you may like is that he is quite busy in his private life.  Between his imaginary battles with the Angel of Death, electroshock therapy, trying to elude his captors and family life he doesn’t have much free time on his hands.  Since it is difficult to compose the lengthy missives you have become accustomed to, quite often it is easier to not set his thoughts to keyboard at all.  Thus your favorite scribe intends to experiment with shorter, less elaborate posts.  That doesn’t mean he may not go on a “bender” every now and then and return to his old ways.  It just may not be quite so frequently.  And as a result, perhaps he will be able to update this site with new content more often.

Finally, Dr. Cranky is toying with the idea of injecting some non-medical commentary about things which interest him.  It is with great apprehension that your host considers this possibility.  Goodness knows what hidden demons might be set free from the dark recesses of the Cranky mind.  At the end of the original 1968 version of Planet of the Apes the main character, an astronaut by the name of George Taylor, states there must be an answer to all the madness he had witnessed.  As Dr. Zaius warned, “Don’t look for it Taylor.  You might not like what you find.”

Are you ready to take a peek into the Cranky mind?

About Dr. Cranky

Dr. Cranky is a residency-trained, board-certified emergency physician who has been fighting in the trenches of American medicine for far too long. Each day he tries to stay one step ahead of burnout. Despite his best efforts, burnout seems to be closing in fast.
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