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Penance

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I hope that Thomas Paine will not be offended as I paraphrase his immortal words, “These are the times that try men’s [waistbands].” The Thanksgiving cornucopia…

The Doctor is in: Procedures

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s hard not to write about something on your mind or something that’s in your body.  I have a family history of colon and prostate cancer…

The Tell

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I entered the exam room I knew something was up.  It was the first time my patient was accompanied by his wife.  I’ve seen this…

The Fallen

By Dr. Jim Ferguson They say that people look like their dogs.  That’s obviously an over statement, but I have to admit I’ve occasionally noticed some resemblance in folks who…

Captain of the Ship

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I have more to say after I’ve finished an essay.  This week I was going to write about new research on the mechanisms of aging,…

The Doc is In: Joe Wilson was Right

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A liberal friend of mine recently asked me if I’ve gone soft.  Perhaps he was surprised by my Travel Trilogy published in September.  I don’t go…

The Doctor is in: Varmints

By Dr. Jim Ferguson October in Knoxville is wonderful– or as they say in Italian, “bellissimo.”  About the time you get sick of one season, another comes along.  I went…

Generations

By Dr. Jim Ferguson For a long time I’ve had a metaphoric vision of my life as a cross country airplane trip.  As a young man, I packed my bags…

Why?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At this time of my life I’ve learned to ask, “Why?” when confronted by issues or perspectives.  This is certainly true of politics, but applies in…

Fight or Flight

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Recent remarks in the media and by our leaders regarding the Zimmerman trial caused me to reflect on a paper that recently appeared in the prestigious…