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NB: This article is not meant as a guide to using a cane. If you are sighted, using a cane in public is probably a bit illegal. If you have a vision impairment, see an O&M instructor.

There are two main types of white cane, used for different purposes. There is some variation in both and they can either be straight or collapsible. The first is the ID cane, a rod made of lightweight and durable material about the diameter of an index finger, about one meter in length and usually with a…

"Heart block occurs when the AV node has problems passing on electrical signals from the SA node to the ventricles. It can be caused by problems with either the AV node or the bundle branches. If the ventricles don't receive a signal, they don't contract. This may happen only once in a while. Or, the signal may be blocked all the time."


There are several types of heart block. In my case, I was told I had a total heart block with no coronary heart disease, no…

Once again, we head out into the great unknowns, to give form to the things that don't exist, but perhaps might. That's right, it is once again time for the E2 Science Fiction And Fantasy Quest!

The quest will run from May 1st, 3017 to June 1st, 3017. All science fictional stories, poems, essays, and predictions are accepted. In the spirit of providing an inclusive environment, fairies, ghosts, mages, and gods are also welcome. Reviews and…

The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens
By Henry Clark
Little, Brown and Company, 2015


The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens (TBTPTTH) is a children's/young adult science fiction novel. Other than the time travelling bit, this is very much in the same vein as Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer series, albeit a bit sillier.

Ambrose is having a hard…