Back when I was involved with some 10 different research projects every week, I realized that one of the weakest points in my training was statistics. I needed those skills to discern if what we were doing was actually an improvement or not. As a techie, I was taught to believe (yes, that’s the verb) that statistical analysis would remove any bias I would bring to the analysis.
Many of my friends refuse to take daily medication. Mostly because they fear they won’t be compliant and remember to take the pills as required. They are not alone- about ½ of all those prescribed meds screw things up. (About 125K deaths a year could be avoided if those folks took their meds.)
We know the next big series of wars is going to be over water. And, no, I’m not talking about how neighbors in California will be fighting over their water allocations (or even California fighting with Colorado). I’m talking about the vast portions of this Earth that are basically out of water.
Earth Day. April 22. I remember the first one, way back in 1970, when I was working for an environmental regulatory authority (my one stint working for the government). Now the celebration is held around the world (some 193 countries and growing).
Every single morning, the very last thing I do in the bathroom is grab my two inhalers. Shake them (1,2,3…all the way to 15). Exhale slowly, and then inhale slowly through my mouth (1,2,3,… up to 10), depress the button on 2 , and then exhaling through my nose. Repeat the process for the other inhaler.