At the Sign of the Black Hound Art, History & Design

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Periostitis

Dodged the stress fracture bullet but still left with pretty much the same effect. Shin pain and an air cast for the next month. Something called periostitis which is essentially shin splints gone wild....

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Thinking ….

Mostly about my 80% chance of having a stress fractured tibia and what that means. I work on the second floor of an ancient building that is not handicapped accessible. 18 steep stairs straight...

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Today I had an MRI

Lower leg. Possible tibia stress fracture. I really hate having MRI’s because of one horrible experience with Main Line Health and their radiology service. I asked for an open MRI and didn’t get it. When...

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Fireworks!

Last night we went to Movie Night in the local park followed by fireworks. It was small town Americana, and that is not a criticism. I will however, criticize (because, ya know, that’s how...

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HR? Get OUT of the hiring business

From the “Ask the Headhunter” website. I’ve extracted some of the real gems, but you should read the whole article because this is truth to power. In spades. Better question: Should Human Resources (HR)...

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Mary Anning

From Wikipedia: Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important findings she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, a county in Southwest...

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Knitting: Owls Cardigan Sweater

Finally finished this lovely pattern from Kate Davies. I converted it to a cardigan and decided to only provide ‘eyes’ to only one owl. Buttons came from the stash. Really nice knit. Went relatively...