21 October 2007

Wisconsin fall colors

We drove over to Fond du Lac yesterday to visit the Wisconsin Sheltie Rescue. We adopted a beautiful little puppy. He will be delivered in a week or two. We will call him Grendel.

Anyway, we hoped to see some great fall colors. As it turns out , the best leaves were in Baraboo. Here are a few pictures. The close ups are from our own yard. The distance shot is at the college.

15 October 2007

Bow before the great and powerful Oz!

One of my students has formed a facebook group dedicated to being a cult in my honor. He actually uses the word "cult." That's pretty disturbing. . . . Flattering (I guess), but disturbing. Apparently, the "cult" has more than thirty members (most of them my students). Oy. I've never been worshiped before-- not formally, anyway.

Oh, and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

07 October 2007

Better living through chemistry

Okay, I'm not much for the whole holistic medicine field. Many of my friends who are into such things do so at the exclusion of traditional medicine, and I think that is a mistake. I say this to let anyone who finds this entry via a search engine know that I am a skeptic.

That being said, my hips have been hurting every day for months. (Perhaps that's the delayed result of being hit by a car twenty-eight years ago.) Anyway, I did not want to take pain meds for the rest of my life, so I thought I'd try glucosamine this week. The studies that I researched have conflictiong results, but I figured it was worth a try. The effects were almost instantaneous. I have had no hip pain all week. Wow.