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Enterovirus beginning to get scary

a Michigan toddler dead from enterovirus D-68..

This beautiful girl died in her mother and father's arms.. I cannot imagine the grief.. The pain.. The complete and utter breakdown of life. I don't know these parents but I send my conscious thoughts to them..

I fear that we are looking at a new polio of our time.. A new scourge that only seems to kill the most innocent in our society.. That is what is scary about it. No rhyme or reason.. Lists of sick and now dying children.. It's awful and frightening. Especially for parents who want to provide the safest and most secure home for a child in a world filled with misery..






New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …