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Gut check

“Dysbiosis, an imbalance of gut bacteria, has been linked to more than 70 chronic diseases” – Dr. Sanjay Gupta. I jokingly tell people I can remember high school but not what I had for lunch...

 

Tinnitus

Buzzing, clicking, whooshing or chirping in your ears sound familiar? You are suffering from tinnitus. One in seven people worldwide experience some form of it and it can be constant or intermittent....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 8, 2021

Elon Musk

If you don’t recognize the name, you may recognize the fame. Elon Musk has established himself as a leader in electric car technology, taking the Tesla name from anonymity to notoriety and the new...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    January 1, 2021

Today's electric cars

When the mainstream includes a new Electric Mustang, you can see the future of the car. Technology that formerly trickled down to the masses, now floods the economy and electric cars have reached...

 

Debt relief

When the pandemic struck, we found ourselves in an economic turndown that fortunately has affected other parts of the country more than ours. While some businesses closed indefinitely, others were...

 

Duesenberg Motor Company

Duesenberg Motor Company, founded in 1913 by brothers August and Fredrick Duesenberg, built racing and luxury cars. The brothers were self-taught engineers who built many experimental cars, race cars...

 

Covid-19 vaccine

Widespread immunity is the goal of the Covid-19 vaccines in the healthcare pipeline. FDA emergency-use authorization (EUA) will be invoked in the near future, with administration limited to health...

 

Great lakes

In 1959 we drove the “Family Truckster” to Evanston, Illinois, to visit Great Aunt Daisy. She lived on the shore of Lake Michigan, just a few blocks from Northwestern University. It was a big deal...

 

Hot or cold drinks

Hot and cold drinks and the companies that manufacture them have kept them in separate worlds, the market shared by Coke and Pepsi with Dr Pepper a distant third. Notice the Dr doesn’t have a period...

 

LRAD

The federal government threatened to use an unorthodox method to disperse the Black Lives Matter protesters at the White House this summer. Sonic Warfare. I am aware of concussion grenades used by...

 

Poisonous snakes

After the experiences of shock and awe created by the pandemic of 2020-? I am not surprised by much but I was startled when a small gopher snake curled up in the doorway of my car museum. It may come...

 

Mirrors

“You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you!” – Carly Simon, 1972. Haven’t we always had mirrors? According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine, no, but their use can be...

 

Quick fix meals are back

“Mama Mia, that's a spicy meatball,” “Heat, eat and enjoy,” and “A meal in a minute with the Chef’s touch in it” were advertising slogans for quick-fix meals that are heating up again....

 

Collections

We all collect something. I wish I had stayed with model airplanes instead of progressing to full-size cars. Like many of my day, I had models hanging from the ceiling in my room. Today we have a...

 

Acute and chronic pain

Pain is something we all live with and some have more than others. There is a distinction between acute and chronic. Medicine defines pain as a symptom of an underlying condition. Pain has its...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 9, 2020

Democracy

J.J. Peller, a business coach, says: “Leadership is setting a higher standard for yourself and modeling that standard.” As the presidential election draws near, controversy swirls around the...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    October 2, 2020

Investing

There are some interesting changes in the markets and investment opportunities due to the stimulus infusions of cash, with another package on the horizon. The treasury has cut short-term interest...

 

Following directions

Following directions is a lifetime skill. For those of a certain age, “close cover before striking” was an early example. It referred to a book of matches that had a flap to cover the package...

 

Modern maintenance

For the last 40 years, improvements (changes) in automobiles have taken them from maintenance little more complex than a lawn mower to a rolling computer with more technology than the first lunar...

 

Screws

Screwdrivers, component of every handyperson’s tool kit, have been around for at least 150 years. We wouldn’t need them if it weren’t for the plethora of fasteners we refer to as screws. Nails...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 28, 2020

V-8 Ford

“Cadillac rollin’ down the open road, but nothin’ outrun my V-8 Ford.” — Chuck Berry. The Ford V-8 was not the first V-8 engine but the first affordable to the mass market consumer....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 21, 2020

Women's suffrage

April 18th, 1920, Tennessee ratified the 19th amendment assuring its passage. Credit for the women’s suffrage movement has been given to Susan B. Anthony. The 15th amendment, which gave black men...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 14, 2020

College COVID-19

After the longest Spring Break in history, education is back to some semblance of normal but the pandemic has put plans on hold for many, especially those in college. There have been questions about...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    August 7, 2020

Non-GMO

An article in “The Week” magazine discusses the pros and cons of scientists releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida. Non-GMO is a label we see on foods to assure consumers who are...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 31, 2020

Space force

The Space Force – branch No. 6 in the arsenal that protects us from foreign encroachment. It was created in June of 2019 as part of the 2020 defense bill following NATO’S recognition of space as ...

 

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