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How Disease Kills Us

According to Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Let us go back to 1860, a time when one man decided to revolutionize the way we deal with disease and death. His knowledge was based on his overcoming consumption (what we now call tuberculosis). … Continue reading

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This is What it Must be Like for My Children

The Scientist and the Psychic (2020) Ray, the leader of our Faith and Science group, had hoped to put this book forward for us to discuss. As this has not happened, he wanted to know if I’d like to read … Continue reading

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We are One with All Creation

My Octopus Teacher (2020) As a documentary, this little film is perfect. From our usual limited perspective (meaning, on dry land), we presume to be the Masters of the Universe. But, underwater, we are just observers, normally. Welcome to a … Continue reading

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I Love It When Several Streams of Thought Converge

Whitley Strieber (June 13, 1945) As I intimated in my post yesterday, I’m reading Whitley Strieber’s latest book, “A New World”. It’s good for me since this book goes back to the original narrative of the events covered by “Communion”, … Continue reading

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How John le Carré Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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Is the Social Experiment of Planet Earth Coming to an End?

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (1971) This post has been prompted by an article about the real life experiment that inspired this story. The parallels between rats and human society is uncanny. But it also hints at what … Continue reading

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John le Carré’s Last Novel, Published Before His Death

Agent Running in the Field (2019) I love a good spy novel, I must admit. And le Carré‘s brand of convoluted tale is the best, in my opinion. But, as always, I wonder about the naming of said stories. Agent-Running … Continue reading

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Mystery: Are Alien Contacts Still Happening?

A Gift from the Stars (2020) I shouldn’t be surprised if they are. After all, we’re still in a mess here on earth and the relationships between our Space Brothers (and Sisters) and their contactees must truly be ongoing. It’s … Continue reading

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Seven Years’ Worth of Statistics

This is My 2,465th Post Well, that’s not entirely true, since I deleted a small number of posts along the way, especially when they attracted too much dissension and controversy (and sometimes when they were just spam comment magnets). I … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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