Tag Archives: flu

Finding my family’s version of “Little House in the Big Woods”

Quite often, I find myself thinking things like, “If not for this one thing having happened, I likely wouldn’t be where I am today.” I wonder, for instance, if my father hadn’t gotten into an accident that kept him from shipping off for Vietnam, how my life might have turned out differently. Or I start […]

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Today was a terrible day, but I’m OK with that

It’s after 1:00 AM and I’ve been asked to relocate from my bed to the couch. My terrifyingly loud coughing, it would appear, has finally crossed a line. I should have had the sense to extract myself. When it gets to the point that I need to get out of bed, stand up, and brace […]

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That Wednesday post that everyone will be talking about on Thursday at the water cooler

There’s lots of stuff going on that I’d like to write about tonight, but I really should be working on tomorrow’s lesson plan for that class I’ll be teaching at 826. I’m thinking of giving each one of them, at the end of class, the opportunity to post something… anything… on my site. I guess […]

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H1N1 clinic on Sunday in Ypsilanti

I don’t want to freak people out, but this afternoon Washtenaw County had its first H1N1 death. And, that’s not the worst of it. According to AnnArbor.com, the person who died wasn’t someone in one of the so-called high-risk groups… Details, I suspect, will be coming out shortly. I’ve been wanting to get Clementine vaccinated […]

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Should healthcare workers be made to get the H1N1 vaccine?

According to a new study conducted by the University of Michigan, while nearly 90 percent of the public believes healthcare workers should be required to get the H1N1 vaccine, only 38 percent of health care workers actually intend to do so… Here’s a clip: …As H1N1 influenza vaccine begins to be shipped across the country, […]

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