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 manufactured crisis: hpv (education / research / conspiracies)

HPV vaccines are touted as a safe and effective cure for cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story.See ... read more

 started a new story today (culture / writing / )

I started writing a new story today. Can't say much about it except that it's pretty much sci-fi, though it might wander into religion and politics. So, yeah, it should offend just about everyone.Then I took a break and started cleani ... read more

 check out time (family / adoption / holmes)

We check out in an hour. We got a nice free breakfast this morning. We then went back to that grocery store and managed to pay the right amount for the right kind of water (not sparkling, which is hard to find). Security guard work is ... read more
ireland will finally get its own ice hockey rink, thanks to a very famous canadian
Ireland Will Finally Get Its Own Ice Hockey Rink, Thanks to a VERY Famous Canadian ... read more

 local pick up (life / money / shopping)

Just ordered a $10 item on eBay. They offered "Local pick up in Las Vegas, Nevada" versus delivering it. I live in Nashville. I need to decide if it's worth driving out there. Suggestions? ... read more

 on the phone with nasa (life / money / empoyment)

Got off the phone with @NASA. Had to tell 'em, "Look, I'm not willing to relocate. Stop calling!" OK, so it wasn't actually NASA, I didn't say exactly that, and it wasn't actually a job offer. A recruiter did call about an o ... read more

 epidural steroid injection (life / health / )

Well, I finally had my epidural steroid injection that I seem to need every 3 or 4 years for my bulging/ruptured/herniated disc (between L4 and L5, for you medics out there). I just got the shot yesterday at the Pain Management Group ... read more

 it's going to be a good week (family / adoption / holmes)

That's all I wanted to say. :) We had a shortened visit with Elizabeth today because we had to first stop by the pharmacy and get some Ben-Gay and ibuprofen for my sore neck. Ben-Gay actually sounds (and smells) the same in Russian, ... read more

 sleep-over at ronica's (family / holmes / elizabeth)

I delegated the responsibility of reading Elizabeth her bedtime story :) By the way, she slept great! I put her to bed at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:30. We woke up at 8:00 this morning. — Ronica ... read more

 the day after (family / adoption / holmes)

Well, we're much more relaxed now that we've gotten past the court appearance. The problem now is getting Elizabeth to like us again. Today, she cried for the first time. She let me hold her, but my Russian words were not much consola ... read more

 fall is definitely here (family / holmes / )

It was actually cold all day today, but that didn't stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don't know why they're building. Ther ... read more

 alan shore's stick it! speech (culture / movies-tv / )

Alan Shore's closing argument Alan Shore "When the weapons of mass destruction thing turned out to be not true, I expected the American people to rise up. Ha! They didn't. Then, when the Abu Ghraib torture thing surfaced and i ... read more

 10 ways to survive skyrocketing food prices (life / health / food)

Good to know. from 10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices "Food prices are getting out of control. As meats, dairy, and eggs climb to record high prices and over 50 million Americans are now on public food assistance, fami ... read more

 this year's vegetable garden (life / health / food)

My checklist for this year's vegetable garden: Soil tilled?Check! Top soil added?Check! Plants bought?Check! Seeds for plants not available for purchase?Check! Plants planted?Check! Now the watering ... and waiting begins!Oh ... read more

 finnegan walter brouns hatched out! (family / / )

Finnegan Walter Brouns. Born April 1st at 9:35 AM. ... read more

 detection dogs (life / help / services)

via A nose for wild things "These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans." ... read more

 good start (culture / sports / )

The NFL got off to a good start today, the first real games of the season.Both of my teams, the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, won!The Titans were a surprise over the Steelers.The Niners won "as expected" even though they w ... read more