Archive for 'Disabilities'
Our benevolent host is a proud Mac user, but many of us unwashed types have endured DOS and Windows for decades. Here is the upgrade path from Windows 1 through Windows 7 (neglecting Windows ME), and all the joys of two decades of glorious screen shots. Nerd history! Bookmark to: Hide Sites
Imagine you are a soldier wounded in action in Iraq or Afghanistan. Thanks to unprecedented efforts by the Army to save the lives of wounded soldiers, you stand an excellent chance of surviving just about any wounds. From self aid and buddy aid, Combat Lifesaver aid, Army medics, new technologies in shock/trauma care and rapid [...]
Epilepsy has played a big role in our family’s life. For a very long time. The Blue Jay (my oldest daughter) had her first seizure when she was 13 months old and she was diagnosed with a “seizure disorder” when she was 2 years old. Despite the doctor passing me a pamphlet from our provincial epilepsy [...]
The blogosphere is abuzz with President Obama’s comment, comparing his bowling ability to a Special Olympics level, on Jay Leno last night. More noise than light, I rather think. As in everybody loves to use whatever ammo they can find for their own political purposes. But I heard the comment on the show and at [...]
Been lurking without posting for too long… so thought I’d resurface with this as the MSM has given it virtually zero coverage. The official findings from the the U.S. Veteran Administration’s Congressionally mandated “Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses” were released on Monday, Nov. 17th, 2008. Executive summary: it’s sure ain’t psychosomatic or [...]
What’s your biggest fear as a parent? The Blue Jay likes to walk. And walk. And walk. Particularly if she is annoyed at her mom for taking away both the computer and phone after she has been on both simultaneously for a mere … three hours. So off she went. Usually she will tell me [...]