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Interesting “stuff” ahead. You will see some on news as time unfolds. Some I will claim and others am just working behind scenes, as per normal.

Have been updating key people like Utah Congressman Burgess Owens. He sure works late at night. I sure do. Pay attention to Burgess Owens. Serious man. Does homework.

Wish I could do a fundraiser for stuff I can never publish about.

Separately, in my “spare” time, recently finished reading another book on pandemic. This one on tuberculosis. Title is THE REMEDY. Good read. Then read a book on reading water. Just a beak and very interesting.

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Am about 1/3 another pandemic book. On Ebola. I pay attention to Ebola.

This is maybe my 51st book on pandemic/epidemic. Reminds me of Joseph Campbell and HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES.

But it’s Pandemic with a Thousand Faces. Different covers, same archetype.

The experts say every living things gets viruses. Even the almost living viruses get viruses.IMG 3015

Some of my friends are upset about fist bumps instead of hand shakes. I also prefer hand shake but that is just my cultural preference. In many cultures there are safer greetings like the Wai in Thailand, or bowing in Japan.

Ever since I was a kid I remember smart people saying handshakes are a bad idea. The more you study, the more you see. Handshake is not quite as serious as walking up and kissing, but it sure closes the gap.

But still I still shake hands anyway! I guess all this book reading only counts if you apply the lessons.

What do you think? This is likely more a cultural question than anything. Did you know Americans used to spit everywhere in the 1800s? Tuberculosis spreaders! Some cultures still spit everywhere.

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