What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 22, 2016) Cialis®: ED therapy or Roman ruler?Flovent®: Rescue inhaler or plumbing fixture?Humalog®: Diabetes medicine or memorable morning movement?Chantix® : Smoking cessation or Gregorian jam?Aggrenox®: Stroke...
The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 9, 2016) For something to seem trivial, a casual name only helps.  Like “Rape Kit”.  For something to be ignorable, forgettable, or diminished its importance, allow it a name only a child can delight in.  There is...
Help Wanted in Congress

Help Wanted in Congress

(“Help Wanted: Manager — Congressional Bounce Houses” first published in Medium – November 2, 2016) Job Title Manager – Congressional Bounce Houses Summary Description A Manager to supervise the safe operation and maintenance of the two...
The Joy in Painting

The Joy in Painting

(From ‘The Joy of Painting’ Episode: “Stinger Missile Manual” with Rob Ross – first published in Prick of the Spindle – October 21, 2016) Hi, welcome back. So glad you could join me. Today we’ll be working on the manual for a happy...