Sunday, May 18, 2014
Hi, guys. I haven't forgotten you. Just busy; and boy is it hard to find non-depressing stuff to write about these days. Which, since we are bombarded with new depressing stuff daily, I'd rather not add to.
I am still active in various ways, when I see something I can tackle; and I thought you'd be interested in seeing this one. Which is; actually, about someone special who is NOT not dead yet.
You may remember that I had the top comment on the NYT when Norman Borlaug passed away- another huge scientist just passed, and the NYT gave him top coverage; for hours, he was the top feature on the paper, front page, center, "above the fold", or above the scroll, these days. But unlike Borlaug, who thousands knew of; almost no one knew of Dr. Snow. But he was so important; and a shining light for anyone hoping to be a good human being.
Here's my comment. Read his obit; it's worth it. And how very odd this post should come right after one about bones. Ever watch "Bones" on TV? Or any of the dozen like it- or read any of the novels on forensic anthropologists? With maybe 2 others, he created the entire field. And, he was a good man; a good human. I have vague fantasies that someone might read my comment- and be moved to act on it. Not impossible, right?
Hang in there. Keep your sleeves rolled up.
Posted by Greenpa at 5:36 PM