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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…

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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…

Consequences

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   I’m almost shamed to admit it, but I’ve stopped listening to Obama. As a Christian I can forgive him, but I cannot forget his repeated…

The Search

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I am not musically gifted, though I fancy that I sing “well” in the shower.  I hum along or sing by ear, not by training.  It’s…

Head and Heart

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recently, a patient came to me seeking a miracle; and I didn’t have one.  Desperate people often search for a magic medicine or a cure.  I…

Signs

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The tiny spot on the top of my head looked no different than the other brown aging spots from sun damage.  In fact, experts maintain that…

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