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The 15,000 Word eLearning Project and Allergic Rhinitis: A Comedy in Three Acts.

he timing of this gig was hilarious. Allergy season. My roommate and I were driving through Redhook a day or so before the job was going to start, and the air was filled with tufts of white blooms floating along in pleasant magic. The world had just let loose the largest amount of pollen it would all year. And I’ve got hayfever (allergic rhinitis) like nobody’s business. It’s bad. And once it hits, it lingers. Everything from the neck up pulses congested and the inside of my face itches. I like to say: “I’m not allergic to dogs, I’m just allergic to earth.” So I’m a wreck the first day I head into my booth to do this. Sneezy, nasally, hitting m’s with my entire head. In order to do this project, I came up with a daily regimen of Benadryl, sudafed and neo-synephrine. I’m also no stranger to the put-your-face-in-front-of-a-steaming-kettle technique. Neo-synephrine is actually a tool I’m going to keep on hand all the time. It’s a nasal spray that instantly and effectively clears up congestion. It’s a perfect solution if you’re heading into the booth and are little stuffed up and sounding nasally. But use it sparingly. If …

Alex HerslerThe 15,000 Word eLearning Project and Allergic Rhinitis: A Comedy in Three Acts.