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Kiva Repayment Update

We’ve received a total of $1.34in repay­ments on February 17, 2015!! Great to see folks are paying back. A few more dollars and we’ll be able to make another loan   Click here to donate yourself — Please like and follow —

Fun Facts Friday: Naoya Shiga

When Shiga declared his intention to marry one of the family’s maids, she was quickly “removed” from the household.

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The author manages to touch on many subjects interrelated to society and science, as well as ask many tough questions about how we treat the less fortunate of our society and the state of healthcare in the pre AHA days. There are no good answers to these questions, there are no rights or wrongs, the Skoots felt they have been cheated by John Hopkins Medical Center, scientists believed they acted according to ethical standards of the time.

Book Review: Killers of the King by Charles Spencer

Charles I, King of England, was living beyond his means with England paying the bills. Parliament planned and carried out a trial, verdict and execution of the monarch. After several years, the Royalists return his son, aptly named King Charles II, to power.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 14 February, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Fun Facts Friday: Ricardo Güiraldes

When his poetry book, El cencerro de cristal, didn’t sell Güiraldes threw the unsold copies into a well. His wife, Adelina del Carril, fished them out and now they are sought after collectibles.

Book Review: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

Klara Walldéen is an aide to the European Union Parliament who is working in Brussels. Klara grew up with her grandparents on a remote archipelago in Sweden. Accidentally Klara has gotten possession of a laptop containing information that the European Union as well as the US government does not want to be publicized.

Book Review: Deliver Us From Darkness by Ian Gardner and Mario Dicarlo

The book is very dense with lots of eyewitness accounts to the battles from the average soldiers as well as civilian locals.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 07 February, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Fun Facts Friday: Christopher Marlowe

In the play As You Like It Shakespeare pays homage to Marlowe by quoting lines form his play Hero and Leander.

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