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Interesting Information: Vaccines: Mercury in Flu Shots

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Interesting Information:  November 3, 2015

Flu Shot Season

Everywhere I go these days, there are signs advertising the availability of not only flu shots, but a host of other vaccines as well.

Who, may I ask, in the grocery store is qualified to give a flu shot???

Who in the grocery store is going to help you when you have a possible reaction.  (The most recent awards of the vaccine court have been for adults hurt by the flu shot.)

This analysis came through my Facebook account this morning, but it is not new information.



Giving this shot to a pregnant woman has never been tested for safety for her or for the baby.

Ditto for children or the elderly.

I heard an ad on the radio coming home today for a “super flu shot” for the elderly.

Dear god…

…do not forgive them for they do know what they are doing.

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November 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Turkey Tracks: One Quilt Top Finished

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Turkey Tracks:  November 3, 2015

One Quilt Top Finished

I got the final borders on this quilt last night–and the pics here do not do it justice.  The border fabric is so cute with this quilt, for instance.


I have loved working with these bright prints and these so-fun neutrals.  (You can see part of the other/companion quilt hanging over the bars on Lucy the Longarm.)


I’m going to call this quilt “Yellow Bird,” after the repeating bird in the borders.


To remind this quilt block, Carolina Chain, was designed by Bonnie Hunter for her “Addicted to Scraps” column in Quiltmaker magazine.

I am thinking that though I do have backing fabrics bought on sale that what these two quilts need is some sort of cream/black/neutral backings that match…

Not sure what I’ll do yet, so will finish the other top before deciding.




Books: The Southern Reach Trilogy

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Books:  November 3, 2015

The Southern Reach Trilogy

I’m reading the Southern Reach Trilogy.





I’m about halfway through the third book.

This trilogy is one of the more different reading experiences I’ve had.

It’s an “eco-sci-fi” genre–not a genre with which I’m very familiar.

I have to say I’m really enjoying the read.  But all will depend upon the wrap up.

Will VanderMeer carry off his tale.  Or will it fall flat?  I’ll know soon.

The first book sets the stage and is, in a way, “her” story.  She’s a biologist.  And she’s part of a team that goes into “Area X” to explore it’s very strange and lethal properties.

The second book is “his” story.  He’s put in charge of the “Southern Reach,” the organization that monitors and studies Area X.

The third book?  I’m not sure yet.  And the mysteries of Area X have not yet been revealed.  But, it’s borders are spreading…

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November 3, 2015 at 3:13 pm