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The Geek Trifecta

The Geek Trifecta

My geek is showing, as my sister, a dull Muggle, used to say. In fact, this week it reached a harmonious crescendo. My wife, uber geek, found a geek loot of the month club. Now we can receive Einstein bobble heads, LOTR gear, and dwarven keys to the mountain randomly through the mail. And yes, [...]

One Pot Creamy Linguine

One Pot Creamy Linguine

One pot meals are some of my favorites. They are usually fairly easy to prepare and there is little to clean up afterward. One pot pasta dishes are even better since there is no draining of the liquid – most of the liquid is absorbed by the pasta with the rest used for the sauce. [...]

The Psychology of Success

The Psychology of Success

One might believe that giving praise to a student would inspire that student to continue down the road to success.  In fact, most of us realize that punishment is a way of keeping unacceptable behaviors at bay, but it takes positive reinforcement to move a person toward accomplishing a task.  The “reward-or-punishment” concept is simply [...]

Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 2′

Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 2′

With the show moving steadily into season four, it seems fitting that I review the comic that follows the same chronology: Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Compendium, Volume 2. If you saw my review of the first compendium, then you know what kind of “book” this is. The Waking Dead compendiums are massive collections of [...]

Insulting TV Ads

Insulting TV Ads

I am not normally easily offended. You won’t offend me with disparaging comments about my heritage or personal attacks. Calling my mother a hamster and declaring my father smelled of elderberries is more likely to bring a chuckle than irritation. I sail smoothly across the sea of political correctness and derision. My ship does not [...]

The Effects and Treatment of PKU

The Effects and Treatment of PKU

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a birth defect and another of the things that can affect a newborn child. This particular birth defect is inherited and involves mutation in a gene containing instructions for making the enzyme needed to break down the amino acid phenylalanine. Although PKU is rare, it is imperative that it is recognized quickly, [...]

A Spring Nightmare

Watching with anticipation for the first signs of spring, has been accompanied by many memories, both good and bad. One of the nightmares, this dredged up, still fills me with horror and fear. For, as spring came, so did the caterpillars. Yes, the black ones… that love the cherry trees. If you have ever seen [...]

New Spring Fashions

New Spring Fashions

The trees are beginning to blossom such beautiful colors and the balmy days of spring are making me eager to wear the new spring fashion trends. An important fashion this spring is the shorts suit: a blazer style jacket and shorts to match is the fashionista must have outfit. Layered necklaces are a chic look [...]

Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Volume 1′

Joss Whedon and Georges Jeanty’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Volume 1′

So, I’ve been moving through some shows on Netflix, and I recently finished Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now, if you are a member of the hordes of Buffy fans over the years, and you watched the show, you may feel like it just kind of…ended. Feeling a lack of resolution, I naturally took to the [...]

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

Darlings, can one imagine how many women and men throughout history have longed for a miracle to transform the body into a sculptured vision of their desire? The technology available in our time is almost like science-fiction. Even ten years ago, this technology was only a wish. Few foresaw fat on the tummy, hips, inner [...]

Febrile Seizures

Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizures in children. Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a rectal temperature greater than 102 degrees Fahrenheit in infants or small children. They generally last a few seconds to more than 15 minutes, but most last a minute or two. The child often loses consciousness and [...]

Classic Commercial Icons

I don’t know about you, but I love some of the old commercial character icons of the past. I remember watching them throughout the years. Later, my children became mesmerized when they appeared on the screen. Tony the Tiger, the friendly, loveable, talented, and boastful mascot for Kellogg‘s Frosted Flakes was one of my favorite [...]

Noninvasive Liposcultping

Noninvasive Liposcultping

Darlings, have you ever looked in the mirror and thought your body was less than perfect? Most women see flaws that bring about a lack of confidence in their body image. As we gather with our gal pals we talk about our weight, the parts of our anatomy we wish could be changed with a [...]

Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor’

Robert Kirkman’s ‘The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor’

Recently, I have been pouring through episodes of The Walking Dead, so I figured it was finally time to pick up a book I have always wondered about: Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. If you haven’t seen any of season three of the show, you might want to skip ahead to [...]

Seizures in Children

Seizures in Children

Seizures affect about 2 to 3 million people in the United States. About 10% of Americans will experience a seizure sometime during their lives. Seizures are episodes of altered brain function that cause motor, cognitive, and sensory changes thought to result from changes in excitability in neurons. Seizures occur when brain cells, which communicate through [...]

Girl Scout Cookies: An American Icon

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts have indulged in annual cookie sales. Girl Scout cookie sales started in the kitchens of girl members, with moms offering technical help (1917). These cookies were sold in the high school cafeteria as a service project. In the 1920s and [...]