Fuck Cancer: My wife is the strongest person I have ever met but the last few weeks have been tough--she was just diagnosed with breast cancer. As a spouse, my job is to love, support, and listen plus learn a lot about what she is going through and join her through the tests, MRIs, various doctor appointments and treatment plan. More than a quarter of a million American women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and my wife now joins their collective spirit of resilience to fight this horrific disease and will soon proudly join the ranks of breast cancer survivors.
Oh my: I accept the anti-vaccine movement has gained steam--partisanship of everything, mis-information, distrust of institutions but oh my. This piece from Salon walks through a growing trend of anti vax people willing to take a drug designed to deworm horses. Yes, horses. Animal supply stores can’t keep it on the shelves and have taken to posting warning notices that it is a medicine only designed for horses--to not get worms. In other news, 99.99% of fully vaccinated people have not gotten COVID.
San Diego Gold: The Olympics are over and I am so proud of all of the San Diegans who participated! If you are curious about how the divers make such a tiny splash, this article and video with the Olympic head diving coach walk you through the physics and technique! Good luck with that--I’ll stick with the cannonball and continue winning the gold for biggest “Dad Splash”!
Fun family game: We play a lot of games with the kids--board games, card games, etc. They recently talked us into playing a group game on one of their gaming devices (but you don’t need a gaming console)--“Fakin It”. It is great! A multiplayer game that is easy to learn and guaranteed to generate a ton of laughs.
Thunder: We wrapped up our time in the mountains and some lighting and thunder got me curious about the distance between us and the lightening! It is actually pretty easy to calculate. It takes the sound of thunder five seconds to travel a mile. So when you see the lightning, start counting until you hear the thunder. If 5 seconds, then the lightning is one mile away! 10 seconds -- two miles, etc. If immediate--well, be glad you are still alive:)