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Butt, it’s research!

September 25, 2017
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After close to a year of weekly blogging, I can say that I’ve learned some interesting things. Like when I researched different names for the gluteus maximus, sometimes called the gluteal muscles, or glutes, for short. According…

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Doctoring Evaluations

December 17, 2016
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Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Eli Connaughton as artist website: http://www.chickenwisdom.com/

Eli Connaughton as writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/

Eli Connaughton

Eli Connaughton

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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My Head Examined

September 10, 2016
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Artwork by Eli Connaughton. Idea/text by Bill Spencer.

Eli Connaughton as artist website: http://www.chickenwisdom.com/

Eli Connaughton as writer website: http://www.eliconnaughton.com/

Eli Connaughton

Eli Connaughton

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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Hoosier Winters, On the Nose‏

February 24, 2016
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We like our traditions here in northern Indiana: For instance, it’s traditional for us to get sick every fall and winter. All of us. I’m as traditional as the next guy, assuming the next guy…

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Boob Rash: A Silent Disease that only killed women until fat men got it

February 1, 2016
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Every year in the United States women are ignored for any health related afflictions that can be chalked up to ‘womanly problems’. Outside confirmed cases of breast or reproductive cancer, anything that doesn’t require anesthesia…

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Minimally Invasive, So They Say

December 2, 2015
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When the specialist told me he wanted to do a sinusotomy I thought he said sinusodomy. “You call that minimally invasive? It’s great that you don’t have to cut through the skin, but you didn’t…

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A Weak Stream

November 13, 2015
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I encountered two unusual side effects to prednisone this week: frequent urination, and extreme muscle weakness. If you think about it, those are not two symptoms you want to have at the same time. I…

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The ER Protocol

April 8, 2015
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The ER Protocol

This story has a happy ending. But the way it starts is that about 20 years ago as I was driving my crying mother home from visiting my youngest brother in a mental hospital the…

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N’Ode to a Spider or How Two Political Parties and the TARDIS Joined Forces

October 13, 2014
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N’Ode to a Spider or How Two Political Parties and the TARDIS Joined Forces

A few days ago I was bitten on the side of the neck by a spider.   It became inflamed and warranted a trip to the local medical facility.  It also infected the lymph node behind…

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When A Doctor’s Appointment Goes Bad.

June 9, 2014
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When A Doctor’s Appointment Goes Bad.

I hate doctor’s appointments. It doesn’t matter which doctor’s appointment it is – OBGYN, GP, Bone and Joint.  Any doctor that has a lobby, a snarky Nurse’s Assistant and a scale is nerve-racking.  The other…

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