Depending on your degree of superstition, you'd say my dad jinxed me. Or, depending on your definition of a cold, you'd say he hadn't and that my streak is still intact.
Either way, the story behind all this says something about how you can positively affect your health, so I'll use this week's column to share it with you.
I visited my father on the first day of fall. I told him he was sounding and looking much better after a protracted battle with a cold. He nodded and said, "You're lucky. I can't remember the last time you were sick."