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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...
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,...
I hope you have a safe and sacred Christmas. I am very thankful that the COVID vaccine is finally available. Please make sure you get vaccinated against COVID, too. Here are 7 Reasons I’m getting the COVID Vaccine: 1. I don’t want to risk my health. One of the scariest aspects of COVID is its...

Liz Cheney
Can we truly compare Edward Snowden’s act of releasing classified American documents to “Hanoi Jane” Fonda? In response to a possible pardon for “whistleblower” Edward Snowden by President Donald Trump, Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said, “Edward Snowden is a traitor. He is responsible for the...

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