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360DTG: Predictions of doom

I had to get up early yesterday so I couldn’t stay up late the night before and see the blood moon, but apparently the religinuts have declared a fairly routine astronomical event (the tetrad of blood moons) to be a … Continue reading

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Making estimates about crazy things

I was re-reading a great little book on my Kindle while grinding out my miles and found a really intriguing and fun idea. This book is a collection of blog posts the Atlantic magazine did and it led me to … Continue reading

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Back at Starbucks, yet again

I first used this as a title line back in June 2012 (post) and then dropped it since it got to be a fairly boring topic. And today it is a brutally cold day to leave home but I just … Continue reading

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Whole Foods vs Chobani

In case you didn’t see Whole Foods is dropping Chobani yogurt, nominally because Chobani won’t certify their product as either GMO-free or even “natural”. While it seemed like much ado about nothing then I saw that probably this is just … Continue reading

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480DTG: Planning my death

This post’s title is not intended to be provocative but instead is a realistic exercise I must do. Most of us (including me, until about two months ago) know we’ll die but the details are usually fuzzy and somewhere distant. … Continue reading

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487DTG: Order is restored

With the announcement of a new successful gene therapy for CLL and seeing my sister-in-law in her second hospitalization my mind has drifted back to my MDS after being able to forget about it during vacation, so I’ll start my … Continue reading

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494DTG: Back at Starbucks (reluctantly)

I thought this might be my first Starbucks post since learning of my MDS but it appears I did another one before vacation. Amazing, 36 days just flew by so this really feels like how much time disappears quickly when … Continue reading

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527 days to go and all in my head?

Naturally my mind races all over the map given my recent news. While I don’t quite go into denial I do switch back and forth from more pessimistic to more optimistic on the basic question of longevity, or, IOW, which … Continue reading

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529 days to go and back at Starbucks

It’s likely that my original estimate of 540 days left (18 months) is probably a bit too pessimistic. Looking at the two scoring systems with the limited data I have it is more likely to be around 1100 days to … Continue reading

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532 days left and a special day today?

Most people, when they get news like I recently got, decide to make every day special, to really count, since there are now a numbered few remaining. But I’m finding it doesn’t work that way. Instead of some flurry of … Continue reading

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