Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Friday, July 14, 2006


I kid thee not. A “colossal colon” arrives in Anchorage July 17th. What a colossal invitation for satire, political or otherwise! It’s oh so difficult, I shall – I shall, I really shall - try to resist the temptation.

Actually the “colossal colon” – nicknamed “ Coco” - is a four foot high model educational display of a colon. It can be seen at the Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Anchorage. One can walk through the "colon" (be careful where you step - sorry 'bout that) and see model renditions inside the colon of very serious colorectal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohns’ disease, diverticulosis, and cancer. The display includes symptoms of the diseases, and recommendations for protecting one’s health. Serious stuff, and worth seeing. The moral: just because something sounds silly, doesn’t make it so. Disclosure: My daughter Robyn tells me she walked through the colossal colon when it was in Washington DC.


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