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The Bradury-Holm Communication Device

February 16th, 2013

How many of you have “invent something” on your bucket list?  Well my friend and former colleague, Carmen Bradbury and I can check this off our lists.  Behold the Bradbury-Holm Communication device. This device was created to address the needs of a patient who had unclear yes-no responses, relying on eye blinks to get her […]

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What Tames Fear?

April 18th, 2012

I resolved to skydive to celebrate my 50th birthday despite being a dedicated fear of heights chicken. On my 45th birthday, I vowed, after jumping off of a 32 foot cliff in Jamaica, that I would skydive next. You can check out my  pre-skydiving blog to confirm that I really was a overcoming a long-standing fear […]

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Chickens Can’t Fly But Can They Jump?

February 15th, 2012

True confession. I get dizzy standing on a tall chair. For most of my life, I have had a fear of heights. High dives? If I wasn’t showing off, I wasn’t jumping. My heart still races when I look over the top of an open parking structure. I have steadfastly refused to take a hot […]

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Words With Friends: Is it Killing my Scrabble Game?

September 15th, 2011

I just played the words “washier” in the online game Words With Friends, a Scrabble-type game where you can place and arrange your letters until you get it right. In traditional Scrabble, you must be certain that your word is actually valid because if it isn’t,  you lose your turn.  Of course, if you are […]

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Denny Hecker’s Brain/A Fine Line Between Slick and Sick

October 14th, 2010

Denny Hecker, the disgraced Twin Cities automobile dealership mogul is in the news again. This time, he slithered and manipulated his way into having the federal government pay his attorney’s fees, claiming he was broke, while he continued to spend money on items and experiences to feed his lavish and insatiable tastes. Raise your hand […]

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Why Glorify the Mouse?

October 11th, 2010

Why glorify the mouse? First let me set the context that compelled me to write about this today. This afternoon, my internet repair person told me that I had had unreliable service for the past several weeks because mice had chewed through my cable (on the outside of my house and not the inside, thank […]

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