Bee’s Blog

Bill Gates Warns of Smallpox, Flu & Other Epidemics

“. . . There was a simulation called Dark Winter that didn’t come out very well, i.e., smallpox scored one and humanity scored zero.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates at Davos, Switzerland, January 2017. Video courtesy of Business Insider, January 18, 2017, 2 min, 35 seconds, link here BILL GATES: A deadly epidemic is a real possibility…

The Famous Christmas Truce

On Christmas Eve of 1914, enemy combatants lay down their arms for a few hours. If you haven't heard this beautiful story before, I hope you enjoy it. You can read more through the Smithsonian or other sites. The first signs that something strange was happening occurred on Christmas Eve. At 8:30 p.m. an officer…

Close-up Look at Smallpox in my Memoir

How can you picture the horrors of smallpox? It’s more hideous than I’d ever imagined before moving to Africa. In The End of a Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era, Bob H. Reinhardt referred to the heroes who risked their safety and sanity in pursuit of the goal…