The Series Is Over And I’ve Been Shot


Me at Sisters of Mercy University Center, getting a flu shot. I'm not wild about getting shots. No ill effects, not even a sore arm.

Me at Sisters of Mercy University Center, getting a flu shot. I’m not wild about getting shots. No ill effects, not even a sore arm.

Well, like World War I, the World War I series at Mount Mercy University is history.

I’m going to miss it, but I’m glad to have the free time, too. I hope the idea of a fall series can be used in other ways in the future—we’ll see.

Anyway, at least I won’t fall victim to influenza this year as so many did at the end of World War I. I got my flu shot Wednesday—and the nursing students recorded the event for posterity. Apparently, stabbing professors is a service project for one of my wife’s classes, and the students have to do a presentation and wanted to prove that they had indeed jabbed me.

After the shot. Peace out.

After the shot. Peace out.

The same day as I was inoculated against influenza, a temporary cap on one of my teeth lost a chunk. I called my dentist about it—I had an appointment in early December to have the permanent cap installed, but they let me come in today, and glued the permanent one in place.

So now, I’ve been shot and been capped and I should be healthier for both.

But—assuming faculty at Mount Mercy decide that they like the idea of another “big” conversation next year—what should it be on? I don’t think that the 100th anniversary of the second year of year of World War I would work.

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