Friday, June 30, 2006

CaringBridge - Be There ~ Helping friends and family stay in touch and informed

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sneaky Silent Strep

Subversive strep bug strategy revealed

Having just glanced at this article, all I know is that strep throat is even nastier than I ever thought. One time when my son was younger, we had strep in our house for six months. I finally got rid of it by using throwaway plates and glasses, only using paper towels, and making bathtowels one use only, separating toothbrushes by putting them n different windowsills in the house and sterilizing every hard surface with straight bleach. It was terrible. Strep not onl causes sore throats, but heart infections and psychological symptoms- a sudden onset OCD that is resoved with antibiotics (PANDAS). It is a horrid bug.

A child I once worked with had OCD. He also had chronic strep. His behaviour would improve while on antibiotics, but would worsen with a subsequent recurrence. For the two years I was with him, he probably missed four months of program.

I do wish that someone would find out if CHRONIC strep behaves and evolves differently in the body than acute strep. I believe Tara at Aetiology had a recent post about how chronic and acute infections and genetic test results differ with bug- I just cannot remember which one, and am too lazy to find out......

Monday, June 05, 2006

Intelligent Design Watch - CSICOP

Queen of the Waitresses

So, I am waitressing- something I have not done in 20 years. It is amazing how it all comes back, just like riding a bike.

It is crazy!!!

People are filthy, they waste so much and they are rude. But it is still kind of fun.

Ohhhh.....I need sleep- two evening shifts in a row, on top of a day job. I need sleep.

Oh and Rollie is out for the rest of the playoffs, so we are SCREWED.....

Interview: Michelle Goldberg

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Garrison Keillor Quotes

Garrison Keillor Quotes:

Keillor makes me laugh. His description, in one of his books, about chasing a chicken without head, around town, made me laugh so hard I was nearly peeing my pants. I remembered those days in my childhood where I was the chicken chaser. Here are a bunch of quotes from one of my fave authors, and someone who makes me BE in his stories.

"A book is a gift you can open again and again.
Garrison Keillor

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Garrison Keillor

A minister has to be able to read a clock. At noon, it's time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer.
Garrison Keillor

Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.
Garrison Keillor

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
Garrison Keillor

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
Garrison Keillor

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
Garrison Keillor

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
Garrison Keillor

I think the most un-American thing you can say is, 'You can't say that.'
Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.
Garrison Keillor

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.
Garrison Keillor

Librarians, Dusty, possess a vast store of politeness. These are people who get asked regularly the dumbest questions on God's green earth. These people tolerate every kind of crank and eccentric and mouth-breather there is.
Garrison Keillor

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, bu"

Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments

Bananas and Lung Cancer


One of my first lessons in statistics and correlation vs. cause, was in grade school when my father proved to me that bananas cause lung cancer.