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Sunshine

“Take care of yourself. You’re very important.”

That is what SV said as our conversation drew to a close. I had been rambling on for an hour about how horrible I felt lately, how the signs of depression seemed to be returning at a crucial point in my life. 109 more words

Musings

A Quote a Week Tuesday I one

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“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something”
Morihei Ueshiba

Humour

A Quote a Week Tuesday I two

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“Everybody makes mistakes.
That’s why they put erasers on pencils.”

Humour

I'll just pretend you're dead

Love, I’ll pretend you’re dead; like a lost echo in houses I used to live in.
Love, I’ll just pretend you’re dead; like all the words that have fallen short between us. 136 more words

Anecdotes

The Vampire of the Caribbean

Luckner Cambronne, Duvalier’s second-in-command, became known as the “Vampire of the Caribbean.”  He was co-owner of a company called Hemo-Caribbean.  This company paid Haitians $5 per pint of blood, and sold it for $35 in the United States, eventually exporting six thousand liters of plasma per month.  86 more words

Anecdotes

Douglas Lowy, John Schiller, and the Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer: Postscript

Our October 12, 2017 post, Douglas Lowy, John Schiller, and the Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer, has reached a gratifying number of people. Since some readers might welcome a bit more background vis-à-vis the remarkable human papillomavirus (HPV) life cycle, or details concerning the use of virus-like particles (VLPs) in the experimental stages of the vaccine’s development, or how the vaccine might actually work, here are a few additional points. 623 more words

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