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I really like Nestles Butterfinger candy bars.  However, I cannot seem to get the hang of eating one without making a mess.  Little pieces of the chocolate shell and also the nougat inside end up either on the outside of me or on the floor. ...

Each morning last week I was given mega doses of steroids.  The hoped for results have been stunning and we are pleased.   However, there has been one side-effect.  I can’t taste anything.  I even went to Taco Bell this afternoon to get something super spicy...

I learned this week that if one’s infection fighting cells are extremely low one’s body automatically produces a fever without there being an infection.  This protective measure aids in warding off any exposure to infectious germs while the infectious fighting cells are limited in their...

In the beginning of September, October and November I received very high doses of steroids to compact a white cell blood count that stubbornly stayed above 135,000.    5 to 10 thousand is normal.   Several kinds of chemo would not work.  Some of the chemo treatments...

Snow blowing is quite fun.  Shooting snow several feet into the air creates a beautiful sight.  However, you can’t do it without getting it on you.  Either going out the driveway or coming in, one way or the other the wind will catch you and...

Today was paper grading day.  Every job has its bad aspect and this is the part of teaching I totally dislike.  Making judgment calls on essays can be so subjective even when using a rubric.  What is the difference between a B+ and an A-? ...

I first saw The Sorcerer’s Apprentice when I was a little boy.  It is part of Disney’s film “Fantasia.”   Mickey Mouse is the protagonist.   He is the apprentice whose master has gone away leaving Mickey to carry water from the well.  It is hard work...

Behind my desk there is a bay window with a copper roof.  It is one of my favorite things because when it rains the sound is comforting and almost hypnotic.   The slow steady rhythm of the rain drops are a music all its own.  Neither...

We came into the supermarket parking lot just in time to see an old man trying to park his car in the area reserved for shopping carts.  When another shopper tried to stop him he became angry.  If it had not been so sad it...

It isn’t rare for us to live our lives in automatic.  We have routines so familiar and so well practiced that we don’t need to pay keen attention to get them done.  Have you ever driven home and once in the driveway realized you cannot...