Dungeons And Dragons Lovers Need To Visit Jamestown

One of the best stories in all of Dungeons & Dragons is the tale of the Dread Gazebo, in which a storyteller’s group meets a gazebo and, not knowing what it is, assumes it’s a monster of some kind. The story has left me and probably plenty of other geeky people with a sincere affection…
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Historical Snowstorms And Blizzards

I’ve written about the Children’s Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I’m very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 people.

Ah, Nature. Ah-choo!

If you’re seeing a lot of people wandering around with puffy eyes and runny noses, it’s because the pollen count is ridiculously high again, apparently across the entirety of North Dakota and a few other really unfortunate states. I’ve had some success with loratadine and cetirizine, in that at least my eyes aren’t itchy anymore,…
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A Bit More On Pertussis

My story on pertussis this week didn’t focus too much on the cause of the recent uptick in whooping cough cases we’re seeing nationwide. Is it unvaccinated children? is it unvaccinated adults? something else? Anne Polta did a wonderful examination of the question on her HealthBeat blog, and I recommend taking a look at it.…
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There Are Donut Cops?

There are donut cops. This is a thing which actually exists. Had I realized this earlier on in my life, I may have chosen a different career track, although I’m not sure my blood pressure would’ve thanked me for it. I have a wide assortment of other links that may or may not be of…
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