Headaches And Other Brain Drains

My brain decided to spontaneously explode on Sunday night. As it’s a brain, and not a keg of dynamite with a fuse and a match, it didn’t do a very good job of it, and as the blizzard sailed in like the Flying Dutchman, my headache got worse and worse. Though it’s far from lethal,…
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Advice Columnist Practice Letter

I’ve often thought it would be fun to become an advice columnist, though I have to admit that it would also be a responsibility. What if someone took my advice and something terrible happened? Then again, maybe my readers can give great advice, too! So I thought I’d do a practice test. I’ve written a…
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Poison, Snakefighting, Racial Slurs, And Deathtraps

Life is really kind of weird, when you think about it. Today I got yet another shot–this time, a flu vaccine. I don’t get these for myself, so much, as for other people I might come into contact with. My own immune system is pretty effective against these types of things, but apparently 90 percent…
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Ah, Science: Redheads, Booze, Booms And Shots

My list of interesting links has once again swollen to monstrous proportions, so much so that my whole computer is threatening to just lie down and cry. Instead of playing a game of Klingon Monopoly to determine what happens next, I’ll just do the responsible thing and share the links with you folks. Shots first.…
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School Lunches: The Picky Eater’s Dilemma

In one school, whenever salad was offered, I never took it, and if one of the lunch ladies deposited it on my plate I’d just leave it there, and toss it in the trash at the end of the lunch period. In the other school, whenever salad was offered, I’d load my plate with it…
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