HOW THE WORLD BOTCHED EBOLA CONTROL.
A Farewell To Summer By Storryteller
The first day of fall slipped past me a couple of days ago. When does the season truly begin? When I turn on the heat.
Autumn started at 2:06 this morning. Now I bid summer a warm adieu.
Thanks for the memories. In living color.
Credit: Catherine Hamrick, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University
Treat yourself to a leisurely stroll any day of the year from 8 a.m. to dusk. There is a lot of ground to cover in this 55-acre public botanic garden, so locals can indulge in a trek every season. The same but new!
THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS: FULL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION IN BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL.
This is a very disturbing article, worthy of a read, by a Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.
The debate on Medicinal Marijuana continues in USA. A very thought provoking article from The New England Journal of Medicine.
American Storyteller’s Farewell To A Brilliant Dad.
Today we document our lives in hundreds of digital images and store them in a “cloud.” Like the wonder of the telegraph in the 1800s, we send words, billions every second, via a void called the Internet and instruments cleverly branded Android and iPhone.
Ah, branding. As a savvy New York writer/agent told me at a recent book conference, “You must become a brand, or you won’t make it.” To which I retorted, “I am a person, not a brand.”
Ironic. Perhaps hypocritical: I “storytell” things and people as brands for a buck—in a staccato burst.
The brain is beautiful mystery. Streaming images run in and out of our heads, faster than the…
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Whistleblowing Vital For Developing Economies.
Real life or virtual – everyone loves a ‘superhero’! The definition may vary – one doesn’t have to be a clichéd masked vigilante battling criminals after dark. All it takes is intent, an ethical mind-set, willingness and action toward a cause for the benefit of the company, or the larger society. But can one person actually make a difference? Does he/ she have the company’s or society’s support? Is he/ she victimized for voicing the truth? Over the last few years, corporate India has seen the rise of a new kind of crusader – the whistle-blower. This brigade of champions has tried to unmask issues related to corruption and bribery, which currently plague India.
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A Short Poem By The American Storyteller.
The young pyramid towered,
Boughs layered spoke on spoke,
Foliage weave-and-fan cloaked,
Octaves of birdsong showered.
Now centuries furrow fibrous bark—
Peeling cinnamon raw and rust,
Knobby elbow branches thrust
In partial light, silhouette stark.
The leaning trunk and swelling base
Brown creepers scale crevice face,
Small branches sporadically
Break and sweep, a late summer trace—
Palm-rubbed twigs breathe pungently.
Tall incense cedars courtesy of Daniel Mayer
Black-capped chickadee courtesy of Alan D. Wilson, http://www.naturepicsonline.com
Brown creeper courtesy of Alan Vernon