Why I’m not Especially Concerned About the Ebola Announcement

Some backgrounds: My wife works in an ER. I’ve been around medical professionals my entire life. I work with quite a few in my professional life.

With that in mind, here’s why I’m not panicking over yesterday’s announcement of a confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas.

1) I’ve had time to mentally prepare.

It’s been clear for months that a diagnosis of Ebola within the United States was going to happen sooner or latter. The world is too flat …

Random Early Thoughts on the 2014 Midterm Elections

At this point, everyone is expecting a bloodbath for the Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.. Candidates are running away from both the Affordable Care Act and the Obama Administration. The only question is how bad it’ll be. Some Democrats are already conceding the Senate, jumping right to the bargaining stage of grief, and arguing that it won’t be a big deal to the Republicans.

To me, the biggest problem is that the Republicans are going to benefit. They …

Why are the Texas Longhorns…

So, I had this great idea for a blog post. Using Google Autocomplete, I’d see what the internet thought about the various Big 12 teams. For instance, I’d search for:

Why are the Oklahoma Sooners
Why are the Baylor Bears

Autocomplete would tell me the number one search for that phrase, and I’d make some nifty infograph out of it. Maybe a map of the region of the autocomplete word or phrase where the school is located.

Unfortunately, it turned …