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Bronchiectasis: An Early Christmas Gift
Today turned out to be a really really good day. But
before I tell you why, let me first give you the backstory. It all started with really bad news. I contracted
pneumonia in February 2014 while training for a triathlon that month. Since
then my lung funct...

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#JeSuisParis – I wrote this essay more than 31 years ago. Thought I’d share it after I heard the following comment (paraphrased from memory): the events in Paris are emblematic of when a culture and a city that celebrates life meets an ideology that celebrates death… http://newtonfortuin.blogspot.co.za/2014/08/the-life-we-know_2.html

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Pondering the “Vaccines cause Autism” Debate
To begin with, I haven’t made up my mind on this issue. And really, it is not an overwhelming issue in my neck of the woods—that is here on the Southern tip of Africa. So this piece is not directed towards anyone I know. On first glance the preponderance of...

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