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Quislings

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Groucho Marx once quipped, “These are my principles; and if you don’t like these, I have others.”  I started thinking about this old joke as I…

Les Couleurs

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “The world stands out on either side, no wider than the heart is wide; Above the world is stretched the sky, no higher than the soul…

The Doctor Is In: Winter Itch

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If you’ve got an itch, you’ve got to scratch it; but should you?  To borrow from the Bard, “To scratch, or not to scratch; that is…

Rhuematism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I get as frustrated as anyone else when I hear that our government has given some researcher precious resources to study the mating preferences of fruit…

Altruism

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I look up at the cloudy February skies and watch the cold drizzle fall, I begin to long for spring.   In fact, about the only…

Altruism

By Dr Jim Ferguson As I look up at the cloudy February skies and watch the cold drizzle fall, I begin to long for spring.   In fact, about the only…

The Doctor Is In: Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve become accustomed to writing my Focus essay on Wednesday afternoons after I’ve made hospital rounds and I’ve finish business chores.  However, grandbabies change your life.…

The Doctor Is In: Freedoms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In the late 17th century the English philosopher John Locke wrote a treatise on what would become known as the “social contract.”  In his paper Locke…

The Doctor Is In: Passing On

By Dr. Jim Ferguson My brother sent me a text saying that our friend had “passed-on.”  This was not an unexpected announcement since Mitchell was in a Hospice program ending…

The Doctor Is In: Nostrums and Notions

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Have you ever gone to the refrigerator and found something unidentifiable in a Tupperware container?  There’s a great line by Walter Matthau in the Odd Couple…