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Walking (and walking, and walking) for Food Allergy

Walking (and walking, and walking) for Food Allergy

FARE Walk along Long Beach

This year’s route for the Walk for Food Allergy was a lot longer than last year’s, when we walked out along a jetty and back. That was a comfortable 1½ round trip surrounded by ocean. This was 1½ miles each wayon a path along the beach, surrounded by reflective white sand, in the hot sun, with no shade. (Hey, at least it wasn’t last weekend, when it hit 99°F.) In fact, since the signs ran out…

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Hundreds of people walking in Long Beach to raise funds for @foodallergy research and awareness. Filter and processing chosen by the kiddo.

Hundreds of people walking in Long Beach to raise funds for @foodallergy research and awareness. Filter and processing chosen by the kiddo.

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Alice by Kanouchi

Cool - I found another Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Alice!  I was beginning to wonder if Katie was the only one out there who had cosplayed this outfit/character.

onceplayuponatime:

Alice by Kanouchi

Cool - I found another Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Alice!  I was beginning to wonder if Katie was the only one out there who had cosplayed this outfit/character.

Dinosaur pirates. The kiddo doesn’t seem interested, but *I’m* tempted. RARRR!

Dinosaur pirates. The kiddo doesn’t seem interested, but *I’m* tempted. RARRR!

Crimson Saucers in the Sky on Flickr.Flashback of the day: lenticular clouds lit up red by the sunset.

Crimson Saucers in the Sky on Flickr.

Flashback of the day: lenticular clouds lit up red by the sunset.

Rays at sunset.

Rays at sunset.

I’m Going to Miss the Click Wheel

I’m Going to Miss the Click Wheel

Fifth generation iPodAs I moved our iTunes library last week, I worried that the new system might not be able to sync with the old iPod, but relaxed when I saw that Apple still sold the click-wheel iPod Classic. They discontinued it a few days later, but fortunately we were able to sync the old devices.

Why do I prefer the older iPods with physical buttons and tiny screens?

Because I listen to music in the car, and a…

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A few months ago I noticed that someone had scratched off the N, leaving this a restroom for “ME” (which seemed oddly specific). Since then, someone has painted the N back in by hand, but the other letters have been scratched off.

A few months ago I noticed that someone had scratched off the N, leaving this a restroom for “ME” (which seemed oddly specific). Since then, someone has painted the N back in by hand, but the other letters have been scratched off.

The annual Walk for Food Allergy is coming up, and I need your help to raise funds for Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization dedicated to, well, research and education about food allergies.
Food allergies can vary in severity from mild discomfort to immediately life-threatening. We’re still trying to nail down exactly what causes them to develop, why they’re on the rise (current estimates are 15 million people in the US alone), and what can be done to stop allergic reactions from happening.
Until then, the best we can do is:
Avoid the foods we’re allergic to as best as we can. (This depends on industry and food preparers labeling properly and trying to avoid cross-contamination.)
Always carry epinephrine injectors and always plan for the possibility of a trip to the emergency room.
FARE funds research, provides educational resources for everyone from allergic patients to the food industry, promotes awareness of the problem, and pursues advocacy for people living with food allergies.
I’ll be walking in the September 21 event near Los Angeles. You can help by donating here. Every bit helps. Thank you!

The annual Walk for Food Allergy is coming up, and I need your help to raise funds for Food Allergy Research and Education, an organization dedicated to, well, research and education about food allergies.

Food allergies can vary in severity from mild discomfort to immediately life-threatening. We’re still trying to nail down exactly what causes them to develop, why they’re on the rise (current estimates are 15 million people in the US alone), and what can be done to stop allergic reactions from happening.

Until then, the best we can do is:

  • Avoid the foods we’re allergic to as best as we can. (This depends on industry and food preparers labeling properly and trying to avoid cross-contamination.)
  • Always carry epinephrine injectors and always plan for the possibility of a trip to the emergency room.

FARE funds research, provides educational resources for everyone from allergic patients to the food industry, promotes awareness of the problem, and pursues advocacy for people living with food allergies.

I’ll be walking in the September 21 event near Los Angeles. You can help by donating hereEvery bit helps. Thank you!

Did Smartphones Make Watches Obsolete?

Did Smartphones Make Watches Obsolete?

Every time someone announces a smart watch (today it’s the Apple Watch), people trot out the idea that the wristwatch is obsolete because look, I already have a smartphone with a clock on it. But phones don’t completely replace wristwatches. They completely replace pocket watches.

pocket watch photo

Why do I need a wristwatch? I have a clock in my pocket!
Photo by France1978

The wristwatch thoroughly replaced the…

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