Wednesday, March 08, 2006

There's no 'I' in team, but there is a 'U' in hunt

Snow business like show business

I'm at DIA, looking at the wet snow fall. Because my dad died without a will, I'm heading to SA to appear in probate court in Kerrville tomorrow. Naturally, this is the first time it has snowed in weeks.

We leave for London three weeks from tomorrow. My passport turned up this morning. I had taken it to Texas and stuck it in a binder with information for executors.

I'm still waiting for our ship to come in. Setting up the nine months in London has been vexing.

People Who Died:

Ali Farka Toure
Dana Reeve
Kirby Puckett
Shelley Winters

Richard Pryor
My dad's ex-wife, Betty
My dad
Shirley Horn
Shelby Foote
Philip Morrison
Marla Ruzicka
Hans Bethe
Sandra Dee

World Health Report, 2005:

Around 10.6 million children still die every year before reaching their fifth birthday. Almost all of these deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

Most deaths among under-fives are still attributable to just a handful of conditions and are avoidable through existing interventions. These are: acute lower respiratory infections, mostly pneumonia (19% of all deaths), diarrhoea (18%), malaria (8%), measles (4%), HIV/AIDS (3%), and neonatal conditions, mainly preterm birth, birth asphyxia, and infections (37%).

Drs. James McKerrow and Paul Farmer are my heroes, because they're doing something about this.