I’m going to talk about vaccinations from the point of view of a person who’s older than most of the current vaccines, and what the changes have been like in my life. My Age, In Practical Terms I was born when there were 49 US states. (Hawaii became a state the following month.) I’m more […]
As we were wandering through the Vatican museums the other day, Rick saw this small display. It has the Vatican flag, a small sphere with a few specks of rock, and the following inscription: Presented to the people of the Vatican City by Richard Nixon President of the United States of America This flag of […]
Over the last two months, half a dozen people that I’d spoken with for about fifteen minutes total decided to recommend a book to me: Wheat Belly. They recommended it for two reasons, I’m sure: one, they each knew I was celiac or on a gluten-free diet. Two, they knew I was fat. The first […]
I’ve collected some of Xeni Jardin’s tweets over the last couple of weeks about Pinktober and breast cancer. Everything below this sentence are her words. I thought they needed a more findable home. I might write about why Pinktober is dumb, a bummer, and insulting, but I might not. It’s the job of people who […]
Interesting commentary from Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on the recent Model S Fire. The last paragraph of Elon’s is awesome.
Great music (I recommend headphones), and if you have the bandwidth, do it high def and full screen. Link to BoingBoing notes. Only place I could definitively identify from this video without slowing it down was the Sea of Cortez, with Baja California closer to the center.
It’s not about that female thing, or at least rarely so. 86% of the time when it was diagnosed as menstrual bleeding, the cause of the anemia was actually gastrointestinal bleeding. Note that taking iron supplements doesn’t cure your gastrointestinal lining; it’s a bandaid for the wrong problem. Also, if you’re low on ferritin (iron […]