We often think of vaccinations as being for children, but grown-ups need them too. Do you know which ones you need?
Over the course of my life, I’ve moved across the US from coast to coast no fewer than seven times. Move 6 in January, 2010 was prompted by my partner The Engineer accepting a term appointment at the Pax River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland. Move 7 in July, 2012, was coming back to Seattle. […]
Listening to John Fogerty sing still gives me goosebumps. Here John (now 67) performs “The Midnight Special” at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2008 to a huge and wildly enthusiastic audience. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSoc0WZuc_Q And here he sings “Cotton Fields” before a large crowd in Koln, Germany on Juy 9, 2010. I love the part […]
Hillary Clinton is one hard-working, globe-trotting Secretary of State. Since taking office, she’s traveled an astonishing 809,180 miles—the equivalent of circling planet Earth 32 times. Her most recent trip (May 3 through May 8) was to China, Bangladesh, and India. April 13 through April 19, she was in Columbia, Brazil, Belgium, and France. Before that it was Saudi […]
It’s spring, and temperatures are rising. Cherry trees and apple trees and magnolias are covered with blossoms. Migratory birds are busy courting and building nests. So why on earth is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control urging you to get an annual flu shot now—just because you didn’t get around to it last fall? Hasn’t the flu […]
On September 27, 2011, Don Bateman was one of five Americans who received a U.S. Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama. Bateman, chief engineer of Flight Safety Avionics at Honeywell, was honored for his work in “developing and championing critical flight-safety sensors now used on aircraft worldwide, including ground proximity warning system and wind-shear detection systems.” More than […]
I’m an evangelist for exercise, and I practice what I preach. I’ve been a convert ever since I read the book “Aerobics” by Dr. Kenneth Cooper decades ago. I began exercising for life—walking or running along the Charles River in Boston, Lake Washington in Seattle, and Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. I walked or ran in good weather […]
These days I find myself appalled, aghast, and absolutely addicted to following the political scene in the U.S. Each morning I get the “Washington Post” from the porch, pull off the plastic cover, and read it voraciously while wolfing down breakfast and guzzling coffee. Then I watch videos on the Internet of one candidate or another […]