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Covid 19 Vaccine Trial Diary
Posted in Covid 19 Vaccine Diary

Covid Vaccine Trial Diary – Chapter 4

I’m pretty sure I’m not on a placebo. This was the week for shot number two. Thursday went just like the last time, except they were busier and what took an hour in August took three in September. I was OK with that. Cassie, my nurse is awesome. She told me her kids love “Mystery Bug“. I brought copies of…

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Covid 19 Vaccine Trial Diary
Posted in Covid 19 Vaccine Diary

Covid Vaccine Trial Diary – Chapter 3

No side effects. Two weeks until my next shot. So I dig deeper into exactly what this Moderna vaccine is all about, how it works and what the risks are. And what happens if things go south and I die? Yup. I get philosophical about life and purpose and how every day is a gift.

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Covid 19 Vaccine Trial Diary
Posted in Covid 19 Vaccine Diary

Covid Vaccine Trial Diary – Chapter 2

The highlights this week’s Covid Vaccine Trial Diary: No significant side-effects. Filled out my daily log. The center didn’t call today like they said they would. I’m getting a sinking feeling that there is saline in my veins.

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Covid 19 Vaccine Trial Diary
Posted in Covid 19 Vaccine Diary

Covid Vaccine Trial Diary – Chapter 1

When the Covid 19 vaccine trials were announced, I was determined to offer up my body in the hope that perhaps, I could help save one life in the process. Chapter one in the adventure tells how I was screened, selected and shot.

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Good Men
Posted in Monday Motivator

Good Men

It has become fashionable to pre-judge the many based on the exploits of the few. Let’s not forget that the vast majority of men are trying to be good guys.

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What the World Needs Now
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What The World Needs Now…

What the world needs now is thoughtful people, with faith in the future and the resilience and tenacity to engage to make things happen.

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Dave and Scott
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Remembering Dave Reid

It is said that a successful life is defined by the good deeds we do and the good friends who become our fellow travelers. Dave Reid leaves behind a rich portfolio of admirers and a resume of achievements that make those of us who were the beneficiaries grateful, and everyone else envious.

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Lives That Matter

Solutions begin by seeking to understand. And truly understanding what we mean when we talk about Lives That Matter is a beginning.

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Behind The Mask
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Behind the Mask

Masks have become a declaration about who we are. We begin to understand one another when we can recognize what’s behind the mask.

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In Praise of Courtesy
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In Praise of Courtesy

Remember when courtesy was what defined a good human being? If there is one personality trait I wish I could bring back to the forefront of humanity, it would be civility.

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