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A treatment for Depression and Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Mushrooms.  As in “Magic Mushrooms”.  As in hallucinogenic Mushrooms. Well, actually, psilocybin. About 80 percent of cancer patients showed clinically significant reductions in both psychological disorders, a response sustained some seven months after the single dose. Side effects were minimal. (‘both disorders’ being Depression and Anxiety – cziltang) As one might expect, researchers don’t really […]

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Chinese New Year Horoscope

The Czar has posted your Chinese New Year horoscopes for the coming year over at the Gormogons. I can never remember which “year of” I was born in.  I’m thinking it may have been the Year of the Sleestak.

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Well, this should be fun

For the last week, the weather folks have been forecasting a major ice storm here in the Ratlands.  They are predicting up to a half inch of ice around these parts, up to an inch a bit further north.  Needless to say, the likelihood that a significant number of folks around here are going to […]

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Pretend

Lovely graphic seen at Borepatch (who has excellent taste in these sorts of things) Of course, I’m immune.  I don’t use WiFi in public places.  And, I didn’t talk to people in public in 1995, so it would pretty much be business as usual for me.

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Drugs are Like Shoes…

“Drugs are like shoes: everybody needs them, but they don’t always fit.” I have no idea what that means.‡ The Head Rat has me watching Sense8 on Netflix.  Not one of my favorites (although, I have to admit it’s better when you see the first episode).  The quote is from the show.  I only mention […]

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Electoral college

Because I am working today, and because it has been a rather slow day, I have been following live reports on the electoral college voting.  According to the reports, Texas has just put Trump’s total over the 270 necessary for election.  Texas and California started their voting process at about the same time.  California is […]

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Some things I just do for my personal amusement

Some time back, when I was tinkering with my WiFi set-up, I changed the SSID to “FBI Surveillance Van #2”.  Just a bit of personal amusement. I found out today that my younger niece completely freaked out recently because she thought the FBI was in the neighborhood snooping around.  (Given the legal history of her […]

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Weekend Roundup

I install house arrest ankle bracelets part time on the weekend.  If I’ve had a particularly unusual day, I send an email to the boss on Sunday night so he knows what he’s walking into on Monday morning.  It also gives me a chance to vent a bit.  Here’s an excerpt from tonight’s email: Ok […]

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Garden State moment

Ever have one of those days where you say something and then later realize that you used a combination of words that is so strange it may have never, ever been used by another human being?  Ever?  I’m not talking about made-up words like “shazizzle”, I”m talking about real words. Let me know if you […]

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QOTD

Government didn’t step in to save Firefly, so unless something on PBS or NPR is better than Firefly, I don’t see why my tax dollars should go to it. (via IMAO)

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