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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 100 “ Does Putin-care? ” Eponymous references can be complementary – The Marshall
Plan (for U.S. General C. George Marshall) was a model of massive resource
mobilization to reconstruct post-WWII Europe. But eponyms ar...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 99 “Fecal Matters” Humans are made up of 50% somatic cells and 50% microbes! Long before next-generation gene sequencing (NGS) technology,
using a simple little device (the compound microscope), Dutchman Antonie van
L...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 98 “Best and Worst of
Times” In every era, writers portray the reality of modern life
through fiction. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) did this in his sweeping novels,
giving the world and subsequent generations a glimpse...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 97 “Whatever… Wherever” In 1956, the United States legally changed its official
motto from “ E pluribus unum ” to “ In God We Trust .” Sixty years hence, as the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
results roll in, we will...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 96 “H.I.” Mahatma Gandhi was courageous… a visionary. He advocated for
the right of all humankind to think freely – regardless of race, gender or
caste. His legacy transcends the test of time. Indeed, human beings all...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 95 “We Cry… They Laugh” “When we are born, we
cry…” From the outset, memory defines the human experience. Westworld , HBO’s
sci-fi reprise of the 1973 Yul Brynner film of the same name and genre (above), is set
in a 1...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 94 “Precise”, or Good
Enough? During World War II, the term “ good enough for government work ” meant that something being produced
in the war effort had passed the most rigorous quality standards. Government-issued c...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 93 “Swan Song” Ancient mythology holds that swans, largely hissing or silent
creatures in life, sing a beautiful song in the moment just before death. Like humans, swans are biologically inclined to mate for life. Etr...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 92 “Leitmotif” Life offers up subtle themes and catch phrases that connect
deeply to the human mind. When music powerfully evokes a particular person or
place, like the animal characters in Peter
and The Wolf (Sergei ...

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Uncertain Health in
an Insecure World – 91 “ Monkey Mind ” Buddha was part messiah, part psychologist. Some 2,500 years ago, Buddha watched crazed monkeys flinging
themselves through the treetops… jumping and chattering non-stop. Buddha
related these non-hu...
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