Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clayton Carpenter Intro

Im Clay from Lewis Center, Oh. I went to Olentangy Orange high school but spent my childhood and elementary years in Battle Creek, Michigan. I spend most of my spare time on music, i love playing guitar and just listening. A couple best friends from high school and I just started a band called Metacom and are taking it into the studio soon to be recorded.

My favorite quote from the On Washing Hands article is:
A few days after that he developed a fever up to 102 degrees. His blood pressure began dropping. His heart rate climbed. He was septic. His central line-his lifeline for nutrition-had become infected, and we had to take it out.  
Until that moment, when I stood there looking at the sign on his door, it had not occurred to me that I might have given him that infection. But the truth is I may have. One of us certainly did.
I liked this quote because you never think something as harmless as a hand shake could put a man in critical condition. It shows a man with all his technology and science cant defeat a life form as simple as bacteria. Its true we don't have the means to defeat it yet but it can be prevented and the best victory in war is one that didn't have to take place. We can apply this in our every day life, instead of fixing problems we should work on preventing them. Humanity never thinks something bad will happen and is always taken by surprise when it does. Simple preplanning could fix issues in our lives.


  1. I liked that also. It kind of makes you realize just how ordinary everyday habits and things can carry germs and can cause someone to turn ill. And how something as simple as washing your hands can truly stop the spread of harmful bacteria.

  2. Yes! I am a big time stickler for washing hands after damn near everything. But yes I liked this as well not just because of the fact that we forget that something like forgetting to wash our hands can lead to illness or worse (like this particular instance the author was acknowledging), but we have to admire the man's courage to be this honest about it, too.

  3. I agree!It shows how easy yet difficult preventing diseases like this can be, somehting that cant be detected but can be stopped by something as simple as washing your hands. But making the simple mistaker of not washing your hands could result in death. Good point.