Job Loss & Recession Post WWII

or what Ed Morrisey calls the “Chart of the Year”. That is one deep trough – or is it a ditch? Is that a car at the bottom? Can we get someone from the administration to come help push it out?

I need another Slurpee.

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Looking ahead

If the snow gets you down, you can look forward to this…


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In Winter

Bumped ‘cause I like it.


While I am on the photo kick, try these two:



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Last one of these for today.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.
A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life.

Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures by the person experiencing them or by health care professionals: blank staring, lip smacking, or jerking movements of arms and legs.

Causes of Epilepsy

Seizures are symptoms of abnormal brain function. With the exception of very young children and the elderly, the cause of the abnormal brain function is usually not identifiable. In about seven out of ten people with epilepsy, no cause can be found. Among the rest, the cause may be any one of a number of things that can make a difference in the way the brain works. Head injuries or lack of oxygen during birth may damage the delicate electrical system in the brain. Other causes include brain tumors, genetic conditions (such as tuberous sclerosis), lead poisoning, problems in development of the brain before birth, and infections like meningitis or encephalitis..

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Still thinking…

What is it?

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.

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Thinking about my son this morning…

What is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex?

First described in the 1880s, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), also known as Bourneville’s Disease, is a genetic disease that affects multiple organs. It can cause tumors in the skin, kidneys, brain, heart, eyes, lungs, teeth as well as other organ systems.

In most individuals, the disease affects only some of these organs. The severity of TSC can range from mild skin abnormalities to, in severe cases, mental retardation or renal failure.

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A Simple Reality Check

This chart should be plastered on billboards and news room walls around the globe. Go ahead; click on it. Then read the whole thing as they say.

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