Tag Archives: Africa

The World Without (Part II)


I only saw one man herding a group of children at the Refugees Festival.  He was tall, thin and dressed in a long white garment.  As he urged his children to make way for me and my wheelchair, I asked … Continue reading

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The World Without (Part I)


There were about a thousand people at the Refugee Festival yesterday and almost all of them were born in Africa, Asia or India.  Sadly, relatively few American-born people attended.  What they missed, first, was a cacophony of color in the … Continue reading

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Life, the Universe, and Our Preoccupation with Medicine


This morning’s news has a story that begins “DNA taken from a pinkie bone at least 30,000 years old . . .” so let’s think about 30,000 years. This is the year 2010.  Our time more-or-less began with the birth … Continue reading

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