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Stewardship

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I always wonder where my essay of the week will come from. When I had a traditional medical practice, patients frequently prompted a storyline. I see…

Hoping for Change

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I missed the Vols’ recent come from behind victory over South Carolina.  Becky and I tried to hang in, but when…

Gifts Differing

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Philosophically, I am a 20th century man who finds himself transported into the 21st century.  Mark Twain once wrote a book about time travel and a…

Duty

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Another election cycle and I ask myself will anything change?  I keep hoping that Americans will finally wake up and “get it,” but I don’t allow…

Rust in the pipes

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I like to be a bit unpredictable.  I want my readers to wonder what I’m going to say next.  Will he write about politics or medicine? …

Blood Moons, Black Hoods

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve never understood some people’s excitement with Halloween.  Some see this pseudo-holiday as the beginning of the Holiday season.  I see this as a marketing ploy…

Honor

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Tell them we gave our todays for their tomorrows.” You may be surprised to learn that my favorite big city is Washington D.C.  This statement usually…

Do you get it?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve learned to listen to my wife.  Over the years a mutual respect of our different gifts has helped us to celebrate our thirty-ninth anniversary in…

Chikungunya

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At first glance some of you may be puzzled by this title.  Or perhaps you thought I misspelled the phrase “kawabonga” used by Chief Thunderthud on…

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