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President Trump was impeached for the second time two weeks ago. Beyond the fact that the action was truly pointless, it is also un-American. Throughout our history we have stood for fairness. We have held that an individual is innocent until proven guilty. Trump was accused by the media and the...
This past week, my husband has sick with a low-grade fever, barking cough, nausea, diarrhea, and a tightness in his chest. After 3 days of this misery, we had him tested for COVID. Thankfully, his result came back negative. There are 2 types of cough: productive and non-productive. Coughing that...
Having guts to speak truth to power is not considered a common character attribute among Republicans nowadays because former President Donald Trump (as of Wednesday, Jan. 20) and his cronies have threatened to “primary” any in the GOP who don’t completely apply their lips to his buttocks on any...
Last week I shared with my reader(s?) our new status as a Third World Banana Republic and the hidden financial windfall therein for those here in the strategically located North Central Washington who act quickly to get in on the ground floor. Now it is time we get down to the serious...
Normally I confine this column to items of local interest involving issues germane to Quad City readers. Recent national developments, however, imply such opportunities to our sleepy little backwater that I cannot in good conscience keep them from the rest of you. We are now officially the world...
My clinic received their first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine Monday morning of this week. Hooray! We started vaccinating our clinic staff the very next day. I received my first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, and yesterday my pharmacy student Albert and I administered vaccine to my...
Several years ago, I spent one long, miserable week in January in bed with influenza while my husband was out of town helping out his elderly parents. I coughed, I sneezed, my nose ran, and it felt like every single atom in my body hurt.  By the end of the week I’d used up all of my cough and...
The first week of 2021 is upon us and I have something to say about it and the rest of the year, which I am dubbing C+1, or 2020 (COVID) plus a year. I have heard stories about camels getting their noses under tents and then eventually the whole beast is inside taking over your home. It is a...
Most folks are probably bidding a well-earned bon-be-gone to the backside of 2020. For every upside like the 30,400-plus record high reached by the Dow Jones Stock Index on the last trading day of the year there is enough downside to more than compensate. Stats like the nearly 350,000 deaths...
My husband and celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary last week, on Dec. 21. We usually mark the occasion by having dinner with our oldest friends, Dick and Kay, a couple who stood up with us on that afternoon all those years ago. Although Dick passed away 6 years ago from pancreatic cancer,...

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