Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Power of Freezing Rain

Earlier in the week we suffered a pretty significant ice storm here in southeast Michigan.  It was easily the worst accumulation of freezing rain in at least ten years.  The near-freezing precipitation and easterly wind coated everything in a layer … Continue reading

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Flu Pedantry

I hate when people refer to gastroenteritis or “stomach flu” as “The Flu.”  “The Flu” should be reserved for the upper respiratory illness known as influenza.  Heck, it already has “flu” in the name. Influenza produces symptoms similar to the … Continue reading

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