What Can The Ebola Virus Tell Us About World Politics?

First a few words about the disease.

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-ebola-virus-image37694615Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but highly fatal illness which may afflict humans. As suggested by its name, this disease is caused by the Ebola virus, a member of the family Filoviridae, and was first discovered in 1976 during 2 simultaneous outbreaks in Nzara, Sudan and Yambuku, Congo. Formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, this disease causes severe external and internal bleeding in its victim which may lead to eventual death in 90% among the confirmed cases.

A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat – by Michail Mulvey

by Michail Mulvey

Michail Mulvey

Once again I sat in the principal’s office. But not for disciplinary reasons, at least not this time. This time I was interviewing for a job. And in a parochial school of all places, Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows High School. If Sister Constance, my elementary school principal, could see me now, surely she would see the irony and exclaim, “God does indeed work in mysterious ways.”


Harvest Time – by Joyce Hicks


“Lucky, you need to get ready!” His wife Peg had opened the kitchen window, but her voice would have carried anyway over the tiny yard.

“Ready for what?” he muttered. Not another doctor’s appointment. He hated the endless waiting, leafing through magazines chock-full of photos of stuff he couldn’t eat anymore. Or maybe another test was scheduled for him—some gal making him take a leak in a Dixie cup.