Hooting

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I have to admit that I’ve never cared much for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it was because I was a boy, but the heart shaped candies and little Valentine cards in grammar school never did much for me. People complain about the commercialization of Christmas, but the hoopla for Valentine’s Day is […]

Winter Doldrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson C.S. Lewis begins his wondrous little book, “The Great Divorce,” by describing a “long mean street” shrouded in semi-darkness and drizzling rain. I feel much the same about cold and dreary February, whose only redeeming aspect is its shortness. I don’t like winter and after the Holidays, and perhaps a snow […]

Euphemisms

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Make no mistake about it, we are engaged in a civil war – even though we’re not shooting at each other. The word civil is defined as being courteous or polite. The state of our country is now anything but civil. The acrimony is at a fever pitch not present since […]

Reflections

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I can honestly say I had never watched a Presidential inauguration until January 20, 2017. I guess it was because I was always working. My son-in-law said he first watched an inauguration in grammar school. When I was coming up TVs were a rarity in school. In those days we learned […]

Uh-Oh

By Dr. Jim Ferguson You know you’re in trouble when you wake up in the middle of the night and say to yourself, “I’m going to be sick.” I’m not talking about over indulgence and a spinning bed after a New Year’s celebration.  I learned a new word for such debauchery. Crapulous comes from Latin […]

Irrelevant and Desperate

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Two thousand years ago, the procurator of Judea, Pontius Pilate, asked Jesus, “What is truth?” Jesus was on trial for treason, a capitol offense under the Roman occupation of the area they called Palestine. Was Pilate’s interrogative that of a district attorney’s probing of an accused individual? Was Pilate merely being […]

Drugs, Diets and Doctors

By Dr. Jim Ferguson It’s that time of the year when resolutions fly. No, not Congressional resolutions, but vows to exercise more, eat better and lose the bounty of the Holidays preventing buttoning of pants and skirts. We live in a land of plenty, and without some restraint won’t be able to fit into an […]

Skeptics and Trucks

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As 2017 dawns I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of a skeptic. “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” I scoured medical journals for the latest scientific observations and innovations. I always wanted to be on the cutting edge of treatment for my patients. However, I realize that […]

Justice, Mercy and Humility

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Is it finally over? After all, it’s the end of 2016 and the end of a grueling political season. The media said it was over even before election night, and at least until nine o’clock on November 8th when actual votes were reported. Then, as the night wore on and one […]

Street Creds

By Dr. Jim Ferguson About this time every year, lady friends of mine begin to talk about how stressed-out they are. Apparently, their nurturing gene shifts into full throttle as the winter solstice nears, and women feel they must make Christmas “magical” for their children and family. Now, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate my […]

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