March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Time to get your ass to the doctor.
Recently went in for my wellness check with the doc. Was told I’m due for a colonoscopy. Like, overdue. Like, I was already way overdue five years ago, but who’s keeping track of such things? Heck, doc, had I realized I was that far overdue I sure would have mentioned it to you during one of our last 18 or so conversations, I promise. Kinda.
Apparently the doctor’s office keeps detailed notes on your medical procedures and stuff. Who knew?
So the colonoscopy place called me a few days later to get one scheduled. Earliest they can get me in? July.
Guess they’re way behind on looking at behinds.
Some things have changed since my last colonoscopy, I was told, and it’s allegedly more convenient or something. Now the preparation procedure involves pills and not some kind of magic potion you mix like a mad scientist.
Anyway, really looking forward to the colonoscopy prep, when I’ll get to say hello to that piece of gum I swallowed in third grade.
It would be weird if my third grade teacher still wants to see it. Bet she’s changed her tune on that whole “give me your gum” comment.
Want to be an effective writer? Then don’t use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.
I wasn’t totally tuned in for the whole speech, but I did hear in the State of the Union that there will be a task force for COVID relief fraud.
Anybody know of a general vicinity where some funny stuff went on with COVID relief dollars? Maybe some businesses who received a crapton of money, enough that it opened your eyes and made you say hmmm, something about this doesn’t smell right?
Just wondering out loud.
Not to bore you with my physical feelings but my right elbow is screaming like it could use a cortisone shot. My right shoulder also feels like it could use a cortisone shot. My right knee has had arthritic-like pain for several days. Can we blame this on the up-and-down temperatures and barometric pressure or am I getting old?
Don’t answer that.
It’s almost time for March Madness in college basketball, typically one of my favorite times of the year. A few months ago I had mentioned the intent to do a Bracket Battle on our website this year, but I have bad news. Tech Man Schneider, the man who designed our wildly successful Landmark Pick’em weekly contest during the NFL season, got extremely busy at his real job and did not have time to work his technological magic to get us ready for March Madness.
I know. The nerve of that guy. Spending time at a job for which he gets paid instead of doing his volunteer work for me. Kinda rude, but I suppose I’ll forgive him.
Anyway, no Bracket Battle this year. Landmark Pick’em will return for the NFL season. Hoping Tech Man can get us ready to host an online battle for March Madness in 2023.
Just for funsies, I’ll put out my bracket once the NCAA Tournament field is announced later this month and you can compare it to yours for a little friendly battle.
Missouri needs to legalize sports wagering. Currently there are about 30 states that have already legalized it. We’re falling behind on this. Hearing more and more folks are going to Iowa to place their sports wagers, and that’s revenue that could be staying at home. It has been legal in Iowa since 2019.
This next item isn’t specific to Platte County but a lot of attorneys read this column. Heck, some attorneys in KC even request that a Parkville alderman clip it out and send it to them.
So it’s worth mentioning that a judgeship in Clay County is open and the process of filling that spot is underway. The Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission met and selected a panel of three nominees for the circuit judge vacancy in Division 2 of Clay County Circuit Court. The opening was created by the appointment of Judge Janet Sutton to the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals.
The three nominees are Louis Angles, currently an associate circuit judge in Clay County; Timothy J. Flook, currently an associate circuit judge in Clay County; and Alisha D. O’Hara, also currently an associate circuit judge in Clay County.
Those three names have been submitted to Gov. Mike Parson, who will have 60 days to appoint one of the nominees. The judicial commission in Clay County is chaired by Judge Cynthia L. Martin, chief judge of the Western District Court of Appeals, and is composed of attorneys Kate Noland and James Thompson, Jr., as well as lay members Lisa Essig and Noel Shull.
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