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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 [...]


Shootout at the Fantasy Factory


There has been a lot of online traffic regarding COVID vaccines between discussions about the vaccine itself, as well as the ability of eligible folks to actually navigate the system to receive their shot.  So here is your first cut for the day, Shootout at the Fantasy Factory by Traffic.  Hopefully getting everyone [...]

Shootout at the Fantasy Factory2021-03-14T10:33:03+00:00

Heavy Metal


Today's first cut is "All Shall Be Well" from the album "The Iron Man" by Pete Townshend.  Initially was going to select "I Eat Heavy Metal" from the album as it featured John Lee Hooker and the name seemed almost too perfect.  The album is a musical, and while not a classic, makes [...]

Heavy Metal2021-03-14T10:33:53+00:00

Coming Down The Homestretch


Coming Down The Homestretch Today we will present some promising news with respect to current disease burden and trends.  We will also present some caution in looking at those numbers as we project forward.  Lastly, we have a little discussion about the vaccines available, their safety, and the national and local ability to [...]

Coming Down The Homestretch2021-03-14T10:33:25+00:00
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