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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…

Conscience

“To go against conscience is neither right nor safe.” Martin Luther By Dr. Jim Ferguson Perhaps it’s a bit late to talk about Independence Day, but I wanted everyone to…

Leviathan

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A song by Kathy Mattea resonates with me this week because I’m “home alone.”  Mattea described the lifelong relationship of Claire and Edwin, whose byline was,…

FOCUS ON THE LAW: Supremacy Clause

Last week I heard someone complain that our state legislators just don’t understand the Supremacy Clause.  If that statement is true, I am sure they are not the only ones…

Googol

By Dr. Jim Ferguson No, my title is not a typo, nor am I referring to Google, the internet search engine, or a gargoyle.  These days we are bombarded with…

Bone Tired

By Dr. Jim Ferguson A patient recently asked me how long I had been writing for The Focus.  I couldn’t remember.  However, I quickly divided two hundred and seventy essays…

Rhythms of Life

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Ethnicity has little to do with rhythm because my grandson Noah has it.  We don’t know where he got it because my son-in-law doesn’t dance.  Perhaps…