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 […]

Dads

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Sometimes I don’t have a lot to say. This may come as a surprise because I’ve been cobbling 1000 word stories together every week for ten years. Some of my detractors may even welcome the prospect of my silence. It has been my modus operandi to wait for stories to find […]

The Doldrums

By Dr. Jim Ferguson The Trump derangement syndrome continues to rage as Democrats search for someone or something to blame for their shellacking. Actually, it was the Democrat Party’s decision in 2011 to abandon their blue collar base, for instance in the rust belt, and put their emphasis on women’s issues, Hispanics and blacks which […]

Demented

By Dr. Jim Ferguson We’ve all seen it. What a tragedy when a loved one or a friend begins to fail. Once it was called senility because failing mental faculties were associated with the aged. However, the most common cause of cognitive decline (dementia) is  Alzheimer’s Disease and can occur in younger people like Coach […]

The “New” American Revolution

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m having trouble understanding the Trump “derangement syndrome.” This syndrome seems to occur when a President other than a Democrat is elected. The syndrome was rampant during the Bush Presidency, manifesting as an unhinged reaction of liberal-progressive-Democrats to a Republican in office. Apparently, the same irrational panic, hatred and visceral emotions […]

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I drove to work November 7, 2008, I marveled at how normal everything looked, where in fact everything had changed. Obama had just been elected President on the promise of “hope and change.” We got the change, and this almost destroyed our hope. However, we didn’t protest in 2008 as […]

The Die is Cast

By Dr. Jim Ferguson In 49 BC Julius Caesar stood on the bank of the Rubicon River which marked the northern border of Italy. The ruling elite of Rome demanded that Caesar surrender his army, come to Rome and be tried for treason. If he refused, civil war would ensue. After meditation Caesar told his […]