Friday, January 28, 2011

Lupus Education

Posted on/at 1:13 PM by The Goddess

The Lupus Foundation of America hosts a series of free educational teleconferences for lupus patients and their friends and family.

Lupus: Learn from the Experts is a series of educational telephone conference calls on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Upcoming 2011 Programs:

Clinical Trials and Lupus
Saturday, February 19, 2011 1pm-2pm EST
Presenter: Joan T. Merrill, MD

Kidneys and Lupus
Thursday, February 24, 2011 2-3pm EST
Presenter: Ellen M. Ginzler, MD, MPH

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Lupus
Saturday, June 11, 2011 1pm-2pm EST
Presenter: Betty Diamond, MD

Social Security and Disability and Lupus
Saturday, September 17, 2011 1pm-2pm EST
Presenter: Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law

Parents Caring for Children with Lupus
Saturday, November 19, 2011 1pm-2pm EST
Presenter: Emily von Scheven, MD

The presenters give an informative lecture and then open the floor to questions for the remainder of the hour.

They also have podcasts of past conferences available on their website for your educational pleasure.

Registration is required, but there is no cost to listen.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Avast!

Posted on/at 12:42 PM by The Goddess

I didn't realize when I installed Avast! that it has a pop-up every time it pulls a virus update from the web. I was awakened from a sound sleep by a woman shouting, "Avast warning! Your virus database has been updated." With a name like Avast!, she should at least throw in a "maties," or "me hearties," or a good solid "Aaaarrrrrr!" with that.

And yes, I found the kill switch.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Harry

Posted on/at 6:25 PM by The Goddess



Halloween 2003. Conner was in kindergarten. I'm aware of my bias in thinking my kid's cute, but total strangers at the Halloween party at the fairgrounds came up to us all night to tell us he had the best Harry Potter costume they'd ever seen. I remember what a blast the kids had that night. He still has the scarf I made. Such a sentimental kid.
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