Ig Nobel Prize

October 25, 2014

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Driving up revered N. Korea mountain

October 23, 2014

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Wisdom

October 22, 2014

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Thanks to Bill P for the above

A Billion here, a billion there Get more tomorrow

October 22, 2014

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Truth In Advertising

October 21, 2014

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Ha! He doesn’t have a rumble seat

October 20, 2014

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Move

October 19, 2014

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Grow Missouri

October 17, 2014

I happened to be passing by Creve Coeur Airport Friday, 10/17/14, and saw the below blimp. My curiosity got the best of  me and I drove onto the airport grounds for the below image. I hoped if apprehended by the Pooh-Paws my previous years of basing my Cessna 172 at the same airport might buy me some leniency. As at every small airport I ever flew into there was no problem; as usual nobody even knew I was there. Kind of scary isn’t it with all the terror talk these days.

As I understand the blimp is being rented for the Rex Sinquefield group which supports the “100 Great ideas for Missouri” initiative. Rumor has it the blimp is actually filled with hot air which is in no short supply in Jefferson City.

You can find out a bit more about the yatta-yatta which fills the blip by clicking on: http://themissouritimes.com/13649/grow-missouri-blimp-tool-for-outreach/

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Grandpa Rants

October 16, 2014

Listen up young folks and perhaps some of you not so young. You must be pro-health active and be your own health advocate because nobody else is going to do it for you. Following are three personal experiences which illustrate my point:

Many years ago I did a Life Line Screening on a bit of a lark. A red flag went up that indicated I had osteoporosis. Some of my medical advisors chuckled at the notion that I, a middle aged male, had such a disease because most are not sold on screenings like Life Line but I was given the real hospital bone scan. Behold I was a borderline osteoporosis patient; it later became full-blown osteoporosis which is now responding positively to treatment.

My second medical event was when I experienced confusion (more than usual) and dizziness. It turned out to be a TIA with (thank the Lord) no permanent deficit but after three days of hospital tests just a little more aspirin was prescribed. During the tests the hospital lab found blood in my urine. Photo shoots up my bladder were initiated and three nasty little tumors were found hiding in the inner darkness of my bladder. All three were removed without complication and the vigil continues.

The most recent drama occurred when a couple of my friends (thank you Don and Rob) ganged up on me to get something done about a small skin blob on my forehead. I was not paying a lot of attention to it because it had been removed twice and biopsied twice by a dermatologist. Since the original skin doctor could not banish it permanently from my forehead I decided to try Don’s guy. Shazaam the test came back positive for skin cancer. A MOHS procedure has been scheduled for October 23rd. I am not looking for sympathy but just trying to make the point to those passive readers to become more active in their own health maintenance; your life is on the line.

What the dying really regret

The future of early cancer detection

October 16, 2014

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