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The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
"pretty good. certainly thorough. "epidemic" is tossed around pretty liberally -- if a fever burns out a south american village, does it make a sound? poor editing, with numerous phrases and sentences repeated verbatim and certain acronyms expanded..." Read more of this review »
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This is an amazing book. I have frequently said that I think viruses will inherit the earth. This book essentially says the same: microbes will overtake our efforts to control them. Rather, our efforts to control them are not enough. The one critique ...more
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The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
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If you think globalization and urbanization in distant places have had no ill effect on the quality of life on this planet, think again. We discover new diseases faster than we learn to treat them, and our current methods of..." Read more of this review »
The Coming Plague by Laurie Garrett
"although it's now somewhat out of date, this remains far and away the most comprehensive and interesting book about diseases i've read. what sets this apart from the rest of the disease books on my shelf is the sheer amount of ground covered and h..." Read more of this review »
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
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I read this when I was too young to appreciate it.
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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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It was during my "Gibran" time. Loved everything he wrote. Years ago.
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Eric Hoffer
“We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
Eric Hoffer
tags: lies

J.P. Donleavy
“Writing is turning life's worst moments into money.”
J.P. Donleavy

Victor Hugo
“Let us say in passing, to be blind and to be loved, is in fact--on this earth where nothing is complete--one of the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. To have continually at your side a woman, a girl, a sister, a charming being, who is there because you need her, and because she cannot do without you, to know you are indispensable to someone necessary to you, to be able at all times to measure her affection by the degree of the presence that she gives you, and to say to yourself: She dedicates all her time to me, because I possess her whole love; to see the thought if not the face; to be sure of the fidelity of one being in a total eclipse of the world; to imagine the rustling of her dress as the rustling of wings; to hear her moving to and fro, going out, coming in, talking, singing, to think that you are the cause of those steps, those words, that song; to show your personal attraction at every moment; to feel even more powerful as your infirmity increases; to become in darkness, and by reason of darkness, the star around which this angel gravitates; few joys can equal that. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves--say rather, loved in spite of ourselves; the conviction the blind have. In their calamity, to be served is to be caressed. Are they deprived of anything? No. Light is not lost where love enters. And what a love! A love wholly founded in purity. There is no blindness where there is certainty.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Robert Frost
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Thich Nhat Hanh
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

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