By Tiki Steve | June 13, 2015
A while back I saw Bill Gates being interviewed on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS program. Bill was asked if there was a novel he recommended. He said, “The Rosie Project.” It’s by Graeme Simsion.
I was intrigued by the fact that he recommended a novel. So, I got a Kindle sample to check it out. I was very quickly drawn into the book. That doesn’t happen very often.
Part of what drew me in was the fact that the main character reminds me of myself. And, the relationship that he develops with Rosie has some interesting similarities to the relationship I had with Erica.
Bill wrote an interesting article about the book called The Novel I Gave to 50 Friends.
Here are a couple of quotes from the article:
Usually, when we meet people who are different from us, in whatever way, we tend to treat them as inferior, even though we say that’s not what we’re doing. We may not even consciously realize we’re doing it.
What Don allows readers to appreciate is that, just because somebody might not be highly literate in the language of emotions doesn’t mean he doesn’t have emotions, and powerful ones at that. He sees the world in terms of logic, but he feels just as deeply about that world as everybody else. That puts him in a difficult position, and Graeme puts you right there with him.
By Tiki Steve | June 11, 2015
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL —||–153||—–125-200 mg/dL|
|HDL CHOLESTEROL||—67||—–> OR = 40 mg/dL|
|TRIGLYCERIDES||—48||—–< 150 mg/dL|
|LDL-CHOLESTEROL –||—76||—–< 130 mg/dL|
I credit Dr. Joel Fuhrman. No statins required!
————- My numbers from 2008 ————————
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL —||–227||—-|
By Tiki Steve | May 24, 2015
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By Tiki Steve | March 10, 2015
This one is really good.
By Tiki Steve | March 8, 2015
By Tiki Steve | February 28, 2015
If I still lived in Minnesota I would go to see The Habsburgs Exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
By Tiki Steve | February 20, 2015
By Tiki Steve | February 12, 2015
Yesterday morning I checked my blood pressure and it was 108/74. Before I lost the weight and changed my diet I thought I would never see my blood pressure that low.
By Tiki Steve | December 25, 2014
This weather is a wonderful Christmas gift.
|History & Almanac|
|Max Temp: –||Min Temp:|
|Normal||76 °F||56 °F|
|Record||87 °F (1987) –||28 °F (1989)|
|Yesterday –||84 °F||69 °F|
|Yesterday’s Cooling Degree Days: 12|