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    The Rosie Project

    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.

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    Cholesterol

    By Tiki Steve | June 11, 2015

    LIPID PANEL

    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 —-
    HDL CHOLESTEROL 58
    TRIGLYCERIDES 133
    LDL-CHOLESTEROL 142

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    Trouble in Paradise

    By Tiki Steve | May 24, 2015

    SARAH VARNEY: It’s not easy to spot amid the sparkling waters, luxurious condos and high-end recreation. But in recent years, daily life for many seniors in this sunlit paradise has turned bleak.

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    Selfie

    By Tiki Steve | May 12, 2015

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    March 10, 2015

    By Tiki Steve | March 10, 2015


    This one is really good.

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    March 8, 2015

    By Tiki Steve | March 8, 2015

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    There’s no point in driving a truck to the grocery store when all I want is apples and bananas. Except, during the summer.

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    The Habsburgs at the MIA

    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.

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    By Tiki Steve | February 20, 2015

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    Wind chill.
    :)

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    108/74

    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.

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    Christmas 2014

    By Tiki Steve | December 25, 2014

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    This weather is a wonderful Christmas gift.

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    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

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