Never Let Go

I heard the most amazing story yesterday morning. A friend-of-a-friend (let's call him Steve) here in Chicago was found in his bedroom a month ago with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, commonly referred to as diabetic coma. It's a very serious condition, and no one was quite sure how it happened or for…

Learn to Take a Punch

Two of my favorite sports are baseball and boxing. It occured to me today that they share something in common: They both require you to fail in some way in order to eventually win. Baseball is storied in the amount of failure that a team must experience, immortallized in this…

I Guess it Depends Who You're Searching

I was listening to a story on Morning Edition the other day about private pilots outraged over unnecessary searches of their planes for illegal drugs. From the article: Young says since Jan. 1, CBP has researched 474 flights and made law enforcement contacts with 25 pilots on the ground, resulting…

HR Giger was Weird

HR Giger died today. The "Alien" movie series had a pretty heavy impression on me as a kid; I remember watching "Aliens" when I was very young (five?, six?) and being absolutely terrified. Strange aside: my grandmother was a big Sci-Fi fan and lent me the "Aliens" VHS. My mom…