A bit of Missouri Philosophy...

"A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other."

- Harry Truman

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[A tragedy of the world’s poor has been that] the West spent $2.3 trillion on foreign aid over the last five decades and still had not managed to get twelve-cent medicines to children to prevent half of all malaria deaths.

The West spent $2.3 trillion and still had not managed to get four-dollar bed nets to poor families.

The West spent $2.3 trillion and still had not managed to get three dollars to each new mother to prevent five million child deaths.

...It is heart-breaking that global society has evolved a highly efficient way to get entertainment to rich adults and children, while it can’t get twelve-cent medicing to dying poor children.

— William Easterly, The White Man’s Burden; Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest have Done So Much Ill and so Little Good, (Penguin Press, 2006), p. 4

Timeless Wisdom

A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.

- Tao te Ching

Life is short,
The art is long,
The opportunity fleeting

- Hippocrates - and carved into

the southeast wall of Harvard Medical School

Rock and Hard Place

It takes two people to share some dreams.

- Bret