He could have been a stand-up comedian or an author along the lines of Bill Bryson. Luckily for Hopkins and the health of populations everywhere, he decided to do clinical research and become a mentor par excellence.
whereas we Americans will settle for nothing less. … You only have to watch any television channel for a few minutes, flip through a magazine, or stroll along the groaning shelf of any drugstore to realize that people in this country expect to feel more or less perfect all the time. Even our household shampoo, I notice, promises to ‘change the way you feel.’More quotes »
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According to Bill Bryson, author of Mother Tongue, the reason that English is the well-rounded language we currently enjoy is because we stole most of it. According to Bryson, more than 50 other languages have sacrificed their words that we might bastard from Driving Canada Read more »
Frederick L. Brancati, MD, MHS, 1959-2013
Frederick L. Brancati, M.D., M.H.S., an internationally recognized expert on the epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes, and longtime director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died T from Johns Hopkins - Bloomberg School of Public Health Read more »
Robert Redford directs Bill Bryson adaptation 'A Walk in the Woods'
Robert Redford will direct A Walk in the Woods. The actor had previously signed on to star with Nick Nolte in the Bill Bryson adaptation. While Richard Linklater was previously said to be in talks for the project, Screen Daily reports that Redford will a from Digital Spy Read more »
Redford directing Woods; spoils Captain America role
Robert Redford, who has long wanted to make a film version of Bill Bryson’s book, will not only star in “A Walk in the Woods” but direct it, according to THR. Redford, starring opposite Nick Nolte (a stand-in for Redford’s original choice, the late Paul from Moviehole Read more »
Stompin' Tom -- World's Best Travel Writer Moves On
I have often (OK, twice) been asked who my favourite travel writers are. I know I am supposed to answer with a soliloquy on the comparative merits of Bruce Chatwin and Bill Bryson, perhaps throwing in something about how, of course darling, the genre has from The Huffington Post Read more »