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Mumps, Of All Things?

Pretty big mumps outbreak in Iowa. I had the mumps as a baby, according to my mother, as did most of my siblings (in fact, we had to leave our trip to Florida early because the twins, who had been left with my grandparents, spread the disease to Grandpa). But past 1970 or so, I […] more

Whitened Sepulchers

I’m not the only one who associates tooth decay with moral failure, am I? I have no problem telling a doctor that I last bothered to use my nasal spray approximately six months before allergy season started, or that I’ve been getting less than the required minimum amount of sleep for, oh, five years now. […] more