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My Birthday Present to Myself: Protection from Influenza

It’s that time of year here again.  Cold, snow, slush, wet socks, crowded malls, bad drivers, etc, etc.  I’m not talking about the holiday season.  No, this is flu season.

Among other things (my birthday, email me for an address to send gifts to), November 26th was flu shot day at work.  Being a well-informed [...]

Gas: It Stinks

The price of gas is getting pretty high.  If I remember correctly, oil was trading at somewhere around $126 per barrel this week.  The tank in my car that used to cost me about $30 to fill now costs me $50.  There are many reasons, and much speculation, about why the price is getting so [...]