What can we learn from this sad event?

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It’s been a hell of week.  First, my post appeared about the genetic marker for suicide…only to be almost immediately followed by the news that one of my favorite comedians and actors took that path.

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Just, wow…

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When I was little, I used to watch the sea at night.  It was convenient, since it was right there.  I loved watching the waves, the moon reflecting off the water.

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Water everywhere. But, not a drop to drink.

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It’s been an interesting year.  We had folks in Charleston, West Virginia banned from using water for several days. (I wrote about this as a terrorist act, because a company managed to have its toxic chemicals leak into the drinking water source.  (You would think this would make folks in West Virginia demand their government do a better job of regulating chemical storage.  But, they haven’t.  Proof that it takes all kinds.)  Or, folks in the Carolinas and even Virginia have Duke Energy pollute their waters with toxic sludge.  By pumping the coal ash into the Dan River.  (Again, no citizen outcry.)

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Data Mining- here we come

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A computer game is about to become an important medical research tool.  Because all of you who play its games (I never found the time to join in), have provided massive data that can be mined to determine some pretty important facts.  The game site?  Lumosity.com.   You know, the game that trains your brain.  (To do what, I might ask?)

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Round 2

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Well, it seems that the drama about the Corcoran Gallery of Art is not yet over. It may not become part of George Washington and the National Gallery of Art after all. Because the courts have finally allowed some students to take action against this crime (in my humble opinion) against Art.

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This had better be a bulls-eye!

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Some things are happening in big business this year that is way different than the normal modus operundi.  Target chose Brian Cornell as its CEO, to replace Gregg Steinhafel.  And, Sprint chose Marcello Claure to replace Dan Hesse.

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PANIC!!!!!!! (Please don’t!)

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For starters, this is not a problem for most of us.   Because most of us don’t live in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, or even Nigeria.  Which is exactly where the Ebola virus is a problem now.  Yes, if folks do come to “here”, wherever your “here” is, it is a potential issue.

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4 Mile Run

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I have written about crowdfunding and B (benefit) companies.  I even have a few clients that are considering the marriage of the two concepts.  And, while these clients are getting their ducks in a row, folks in my home town are already picking the ball up and running with it.

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A biomarker can provide some hope.

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December 24,  1983.  A day I won’t readily forget.  Even though I didn’t know that event until a few days later.  One of my employees did not show up for work.  A reliable fellow, Mohammed Saadoui, a fellow chemical engineer.

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What does it take?

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I just finished reading a really terrible book. One for which I had high hopes. (No, I won’t insult the author by giving you his name or the book title. Even though I think he deserves such condemnation.) After it, it purported to discern whether mathematics could prove or disprove the existence of the Supreme Being.

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