Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Announcing the birth of Corbin James Benge. It's been posted on Facebook like crazy, only just now got around to putting it here)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Capture methane from sewage; heat homes, fuel vehicles, make electricity.

I have a dream for the future of the United States. It might sound crazy, but I've been researching it for a long time. I just posted it at They have a section where you can post and vote for ideas that you want the new presidential administration to consider. If you can, please crate an account and vote for this idea. I would really love for it to get enough votes to actually get some notice.

Monday, December 08, 2008

KC must be spoiled

We must tell KC that he's cute too often.

We were walking at Temple Square last night, looking at the Christmas lights with some friends, when KC went running and fell down. He got up quickly and turned to say something. I was expecting him to say "I'm OK" or "It didn't hurt", but what he said instead was, "It's OK, I'm still cute."

What is that all about?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sick with Parainfluenza 2

The kids and I have been sick lately with some sort of respiratory/sinus thing. I had it first, and then when Kianna started to get it, and she started to have a fever, I decided to try to find out whether or not we had Influenza. I performed a nasopharyngeal swab on each of us and brought it to work to see what we had. If you haven't ever had someone perform an "NP swab" as we call them, then you're really missing out... it isn't pleasant as you can imagine if look at this picture.

Anyway, it turns out that we all had infections Parainfluenza Virus 2 (I'm assuming KC's was the same). Parainfluenza is an influenza-like viral disease that can cause croup, upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia or bronchiolitis. Type 2 virus occurs during autumn every second year. Over the years I have seen a few infant deaths that looked like they might be associated with Parainfluenza 2, (in fact there was one the week after Kianna and I had it) despite the fact that Parainfluenza 2 is usually less severe than Parainfluenza 1.