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Survivors

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   By the time you read this essay I hope many of you have in your possession a signed copy of my latest book, “Well…What Did…

Polemics

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Let’s get”…political. Things are a mess and no rational person can deny it. Some people tell me I’m a fool to speak out against what’s happening…

Worth a Dern

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   You have to be careful what you say around children. Their minds are like sponges, absorbing the world around them, even though at times it…

Baby Boot Camp

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My life is certainly different than when I managed a large medical practice and was responsible for thousands of patients. I no longer take care of…

Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I love rainy spring days, and still whisper the childhood rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers.” Of course if you’re having a picnic or a…

Miracles

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’ve been thinking about miracles lately. Mr. Webster gives three definitions of miracles. One is secular and the other two describe extraordinary events as the…

Tyranny of the Minority

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I think we too often take life for granted. The poet Walt Whitman once wrote, “The world is too much with us.” I believe he was…

Swimming

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’ve been thinking about swimming lately. Not because I like to swim because I don’t. Swimming for me is not the fluid or powerful strokes…

Pollen, Viruses and Nanites

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Spring seems tantalizingly close, even though it’s cold and rainy today.  By this time of the year most of us are sick of winter, and any…

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