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Comfortably Numb


It’s been a while since I have had time to provide a significant update but wanted to get something more substantial out to y’all in honor of starting the new school year.  I hope this blog finds all having enjoyed a healthy and relatively unrestricted summer as compared with last year.  Today will briefly [...]

Comfortably Numb2021-09-16T12:15:38+00:00

In Control?


In Control? Another quick update for you this week.  Will touch on vaccines and variants.  Think we are in control at this time? Greensky Bluegrass performing "In Control"  in Eugene, Oregon (3/19/2015) Just The Basic Facts (Can You Show Me Where It Hurts?) [...]

In Control?2021-07-18T22:31:13+00:00



Bookends It’s been a few weeks since the last post, and this one is going to be a brief one.  Why?  Three reasons.  First, I don’t have a lot to update you with.  Second is that I have spent most of my spare time vaccinating nearly 1000 folks this last month to protect [...]


Face Dances


Face Dances Today will be covering some science, some philosophy as we inch closer to summertime.  Topics will include some quick disease burden updates, masks, vaccines, and becoming a card carrying member in society. "Another Tricky Day" by The Who from the album Face Dances, the band's first [...]

Face Dances2021-05-31T17:58:29+00:00

Backwards Down The Number Line


Reflecting the title of today's blog...Phish performing Backwards Down the Number Line at the Mann Music Center, a few short minutes from my former home in Philadelphia.  For a different take, here is Trey playing a solo acoustic version of the song. Backwards Down The Number Line We [...]

Backwards Down The Number Line2021-05-08T14:23:39+00:00

Go Down Gambling


Go Down Gambling Today's blog will attempt to provide all a report on where things currently stand with respect to disease burden and trends, as well as some analysis of this weeks news regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine,  along with some data on COVID in vaccinated individuals.  Lots of [...]

Go Down Gambling2021-04-19T12:30:27+00:00

Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions


Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions This will not be one of my typical blogs.  The topic to be presented here is far too serious for me to start messing around, even though it is April Fool's Day.  I kept this update separate from the planned and already posted blog [...]

Why It is Important to Ask the Right Questions2021-05-30T13:17:24+00:00

Heaven Help The Fool


Starting you off with some acoustic Grateful Dead from Radio City Music Hall in 1980.  It was one of two tours (other in 1970) in which they incorporated an acoustic set into their show.  The song "Heaven Help the Fool" was only performed by the Grateful Dead during the quick run of shows [...]

Heaven Help The Fool2021-04-01T09:56:42+00:00

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn


The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Spring begins in one week, marking the end of a nightmare of a winter in which several hundred thousand Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  It appears that we are all moving in a better direction at this time, though we are by no means out [...]

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn2021-03-14T19:26:17+00:00



"You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind" -John Lennon (Mind Games - 1973) PANDAS If you clicked on the link here because of the cute panda pic, sorry for the bait and switch.  Today we are going to explore [...]

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