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Mark’s Covid Diary… May 25, 2020

Last year on Memorial Day, my son and I discovered a giant vernal pool teaming with tadpoles at Riverside Park, so we thought we’d go back today in hopes of finding more. While we didn’t find any frogs or tadpoles, there was plenty for us to talk about. Among other things, we saw a family […]

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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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Japan, ramping up H1N1 precautions

My friend Pete Larson, a brilliant musician who turned his back on rock and roll in order accept his fate and become a scientist, just returned from Japan, where he wrote the following. I thought some of you with mask fetishes might enjoy it. While the 2009 H1N1 flu has been written off by the […]

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Friday Free For All brought to you by Cafe Luwak

Just as MSNBC’s Morning Joe program is now sponsored by Starbucks, at least for the month of June, MM.com is sponsored by the wonderfully terrific weekend breakfast bar at Ypsilanti’s Cafe Luwak… I would go on and gush some more about the succulent sausage, the mouth-watering french toast and such, but I’m afraid of what […]

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Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu

I’ve been sucked into a TED vortex. I’ve probably watched five lectures already tonight. I was going to post one of them here about orgasms, but, at the last minute, I decided that, instead, I’d throw out this 2007 presentation by Pulitzer Prize winning science author Laurie Garrett on the lessons of the 1918 flu. […]

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