Last fall, something really scary happened to a student at my son's elementary school.  It made national news.  A girl in first grade got her tongue stuck in a water bottle.  She was using a metal wide-mouthed bottle and she stuck her tongue in, presumably licking the water.  Her tongue ended up getting stuck in the grooves or ridges on the … [Read more...]

We're in the midst of an early summer heat wave here in Philadelphia.  My back deck thermometer read 101 yesterday in the sun which wasn't really true but still tells you that it's pretty damn hot outside. I'm holing away inside of my air-conditioned house as much as I can but of course my daily craze gets me outside pretty often.  The kids … [Read more...]