Month: February 2016

Love in the time of Zika

“She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children, but because of the friendship formed while raising them.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera OK, so I lied. This email is not about Zika. Not too much, at any rate. But it …

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Ashes to Ashes

Human bodies contain about 60% water. Sometimes, it’s noticeable, especially in the brain region, which contains about 75% water. Politicians may hold more water, possibly even hot air, but scientists have yet to confirm this. What remains when we take away the water? The rest, as they say, is dust and ashes. Close on 20% …

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