I know this week we're supposed to write in response to another blog, but I feel I have bigger things I need to write about this week. After being completely frustrated with the lack of credible information about medical marijuana, I have 95% decided that I will abandon that topic in favor of another that I have access to much more information on. My new topic will be heartworm disease. Yes, heartworm disease usually affects dogs, but did you know that you can get it too? Shocking! But, since people are not the preferred host for the parasite, it manifests in other ways that maybe aren't as dangerous but can still cause problems. In my paper, I intend to discuss these problems and their treatments, as well as discuss how preventing the disease in dogs is the best way to prevent it in people. I'm not certain this is exactly what I'm supposed to do or if this topic is acceptable, but I've already got an outline going and have paragraphs floating about in my head, so I think I'm going to go with it no matter what. Unless my professor tells me "if you write about this, you will get a zero." That would probably change my mind. Just a few days ago in seminar, the instructor mentioned some students change their topic two or three times and I thought "that's nuts!" Now here I am, being nuts. Sheesh.