Could not be happier to learn that Sonic is finally open in Ellicott City, at 10160 Baltimore National Pike (US40), no less. For my money, Sonic is the best fast food on the planet. And that it's in Howard County-- and me, just starting a diet! I'll have to find an opportunity to splurge. Meanwhile, the rest of you can go there to your heart's content. So why don't you? Read about the grand opening here.
I do not prefer to bring my work into my blog, as my blog is a personal exercise, not a professional one. But I've been disturbed by some rumors I've heard in the community this week regarding Ebola. In fact, what I'm hearing is pretty ridiculous. Such as, bring around people from the three African nations where Ebola is currently running rampant-- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia-- can give you Ebola. Foolishness. Or that Ebola is transmitted in ANY other way than what has happened in the three known US cases-- contact with the bodily fluids of an infected patient.
So my agency put together an information page here. I don't know if the Howard County Health Department has an Ebola page-- maybe it does-- but I know our page is pretty good. And will tell you what you need to know so you can inform yourself and maybe others. Our greatest danger in this public health situation is lack of knowledge.
Last for this weekend-- I went back on my word and watched the final gubernatorial debate Saturday evening. Compared to the debate for Howard County Executive Tuesday night, it was a poor debate overall. Both candidates are expert in pivoting from the topic of the question to whatever the heck they want to talk about.
I will say this though. Although I am far from enamored with Anthony Brown, and had long made peace with the fact that I wasn't going to be casting my vote for the most qualified person on the ballot this year, I say for the first time that I'm happy to have Brown to vote for. Because Larry Hogan is, mildly stated, slightly misinformed, and if he really is the guy he was at the debate tonight, he is more than a little out there. He gave an answer to the issue of heroin use in Maryland which was straight out of the standards of care for substance abuse in like the 1920s. Why didn't he just come out and advocate electroshock therapy and sanitariums?
I'm far from convinced from the debate that a Brown Administration would be sufficiently different from an O'Malley Administration to-- and I'll just say what I want-- bring about an Ulman Administration, but I am more than willing to take that chance.
And speaking of our outgoing County Executive, I wished I had heard the Lieutenant Governor's debate last week. Sounds like I missed the best one of the bunch. But we can relive it here.
October 19th is the 48th birthday of director and actor Jon Favreau! If you haven't seen the movie "Chef" yet, watch it on demand. Funny movie.
And let's be careful out there.
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