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To my Sisters … and … to my Brothers

In reality neither boy, nor father, nor biological brother (but to one) am I; however,
to more than seven billion citizens … I am … brother.

Brother to more than seven billion is chachomanopapa. He writes to brothers
and sisters, as he would have them … do unto him …their brother.

Brothers and sisters that share space on a planet that gets smaller by the minute.
Brothers and sisters: Let’s seize the day, and every minute … in it.

Seize the day and every minute in it. Would that we abnegate our nationalities
in order to best revere … and exalt … our humanity.

Lives are, in surreal reality, routinely disrupted by war or catastrophic illness;
but what an inconvenience, were football season rendered … meaningless.

What a specious species are we! Ebola seemed far and remote. Al-Baghdadi
seemed similarly, far away … we rationalized … delusionally.

Man-oh-man! What a specious species are we! Wrapped in complacency, we
live our illusions; one such delusion is: … THAT won’t happen … to ME!

What a difference mere moments can make! A virulent Ebola virus, in nonfiction,
competes with al-Baghdadi … its counter-part … human.

When is an Epidemic Pandemic? It Depends on Who You Ask; so WHO; is Ebola … Pandemic?

Enlightening academic rhetoric: When does an epidemic become pandemic? It
depends on who you ask. So WHO (World Health Org.); is ebola … pandemic?

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be
infected with the Ebola virus … come January.

That alarming news was published last month and is according to a study
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A million and a half infections in West Africa translates (at current rates) to nearly
a million deaths from the Ebola virus … come January.

The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be
10,000 new cases a week in two months, WHO warned yesterday … grimly.

HIV vis-a-vis Ebola; the former leads to an excruciatingly lingering death;
the latter to an excruciating … but relatively rapid … death.

A sky-high fever, bleeding from the eyes, nose, mouth and ears; the Ebola
virus is highly virulent and that’s not to mention its explosive … diarrhea.

A Tale of Two Viruses … One, Less than a Mouse … One, Less than a Man

What a difference a mere week, can make! The virulent Ebola virus, in nonfiction,

surreal, competes with al-Bagdadi … its counterpart … human.

What a difference a mere week, can make! A virus, in this surreal nonfiction,
infects some and distracts more, making of Abu Bakr … a happy man.

What a difference a mere week, can make! Ebola buys time for al-Baghdadi,
to massacre … indiscriminately … the Kurds … at Kobani.

More importantly … what a difference mere moments … can make! Turkey
has … just today … joined the allied coalition … against al-Baghdadi.