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Thinking of Johnny

October 15, 20212 min read

Lots of opinion and misinformation, angst and anger around the issue of vaccination. It’s not getting better as proof of vaccinations are required in many situations and those who refuse to comply dig in for what many describe as personal reasons. The line we hear from the medical community that resonates with me is that vaccines protect the disease from…

Ben-Hur (not the Charlton Heston version)

October 4, 2021

If you read my blog, you will have noticed my life is largely governed by the movies I have seen with some TV thrown in from time to time. Last weekend I watched the fantastic remake of Ben-Hur. It’s a fabulous retelling with Jack Huston in the role of Judah Ben-Hur and it also stars Morgan Freeman so there’s that!…

CRISPR

September 14, 2021

A few months ago, I heard an interview with one of the winners of the Nobel prize in Chemistry. Jennifer Doudna is credited with Emmanuelle Charpentier for the invention of Crispr, a revolutionary gene editing technology. Ms. Doudna said quite casually that they had been thinking about such a process and discussing options when things came together and Crispr was…

Mojo and the Loss Thereof

July 20, 2021

There are several definitions of “Mojo” depending on which resource you use. Personally, I like the Cambridge dictionary:        “a quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful and full of energy” Regardless the source many of us feel we have lost it, our mojo. It may not be a diagnosable illness but it is real and it affects everything. The loss of said mojo makes us tired…

Win or Lose It was ….

July 12, 2021

Exactly! It is amazing the investment we put into our sports teams whether they are playing in national or international events. I admit to zero athletic ability, less than zero if I’m honest but I flew into the air arms raised when Sid the Kid scored the golden goal at the Olympics. I cheered and cried ‘we won” as if…