Delusions

By Dr. Jim Ferguson If kids knew what they wanted to be at age eight, the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses. I wanted to be a pirate. Thank God, nobody took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and peg leg surgery. –Bill Maher   I...

Dog Days of Summer

If there are two different perspectives, neither with incontrovertible proof, a rational man is free to choose the perspective which works best for him. William James Faith makes life better now, and there is the hope of then. James Ferguson By Dr. Jim Ferguson We...

American Psychosis

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 By Dr. Jim Ferguson Two weeks and seventy-eight...

Travelers

How shall I know, unless I go to Cairo or Cathay, Whether or not this blessed spot is blessed in every way? Now it may be, the flower for me is beneath my nose; How shall I tell, unless I smell The Carthaginian rose? — Edna St. Vincent Millay   By Dr. Jim...

Anchors

For tho’ from out our Time and Place, The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crost the bar. —Alfred Lord Tennyson By Dr. Jim Ferguson You may find it strange, but I begin this Memorial Day essay reflecting on poetry, especially...

Rage

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas   When you lose that trust it changes the institution fundamentally. It’s like an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it....