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Mandy Muffin's Blog – February 2013 Archive (6)

We need a national medical records data base

I spent some time this afternoon filling out forms for my South Florida cardiologist so he can obtain my medical records from my Cincinnati, Ohio based physician group. I am a snow bird and spend part of my year in Florida and the other part in the Cincinnati area. I have been doing this for the 15 years since my…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

The cycle of life

Here is my Miami Sun tricycle, which I take for about a hour spin each day at my Florida retirement complex. Over the past few years, some disabilities have hampered my prior one hour walks and the comfort of a regular bicycle seat. So I did as many do at an older age and switched to a trike. There are a number…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 22, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Hanging up the gloves

It's a decision most people must make in their lives. Or perhaps it is a number of decisions. One such decision was announced yesterday, as one of the most recognizable figures in the world gave up his job. Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, a move not very often taken by a person who has been given a position for life. Presidents have said, “I do not…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 12, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Do we need to shoot the messenger?

The nation's postal service has been the messenger of America for over 200 years. But it doesn't write the messages, it just delivers them. Over the years the service has had to adjust to changing technologies. I suppose somebody in Washington had to send lay-off notices to all those pony express riders when it was safe to ship by stage coach and then by train. I don't remember any big backlash by the union and demand the pony riders be retained…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 9, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Living somewhere south of reality

I just finished the book, “Silver Linings Playbook,” and plan to see the Academy Award nominated movie this evening. It is about mental health and a mid-30s aged patient who is trying to make a trip back to reality with little help from a highly dysfunctional family. The plot questions what reality really is. Is…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 7, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

A Superbowl conspiracy?

The Superbowl is probably more engrained into American culture than any day of the year. Records are set for TV viewers, bathroom flushes at half-time and bets placed on the action in casinos. People can remember where they were on the first one played and significant others after that. I saw my first one in…

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Added by Mandy Muffin on February 5, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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