Leaders and Followers

Leaders and Followers

“The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.” ― William F. Buckley Jr. By Dr. Jim Ferguson Are you an Indian or a chief? I thought about this on Columbus Day which is also listed as Indigenous People’s Day on my iPhone calendar. I think the whole controversy is contrived caca (excrement), derived […]

The Amazons

The Amazons

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” — Plato By Dr. Jim Ferguson   The disadvantage of writing a weekly column is that it’s difficult to be contemporaneous. Actually, I like being spontaneous and writing about what interests […]

Buyer’s Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse

  To be, or not to be, that is the question. — William Shakespeare By Dr. Jim Ferguson We do not have Hamlet’s conundrum of a life or death struggle. Or maybe we do, if you believe the pronouncements of iPOTUS and his handlers. The question for Americans is to VAX or not to VAX. […]

Patches of green

Patches of green

“I hate writing, I love having written.” -Dorothy Parker “Most of the time I enjoy writing, but I love having written.” -Jim Ferguson By Dr. Jim Ferguson Each week I sit down and write about what’s on my mind. Now that I am retired this usually occurs on a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, since I […]

The Shill

The Shill

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some years ago, a friend told me that she once worked for a casino as a shill. I was clueless, so I went to the dictionary. Webster defines a shill as someone who […]

Reminisces

Reminisces

“Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start…”  —Maria from the Sound of Music By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a big fan of old movies, especially musicals. But then I’ve listened to Beethoven’s fifth and ninth symphonies at least 100 times with the same enjoyment. Perhaps it is my age, but […]

Ignominious

Ignominious

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. — Brutus from William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”   In 42 BC, Rome was at war with itself. Julius […]

TMI

TMI

Those who can make you believe absurdities; can make you commit atrocities. — Voltaire By Dr. Jim Ferguson Years ago, when I was in traditional medical practice, I learned about TMI, defined by my nurse as “too much information.” One afternoon while going to my next exam room I overheard my nurse listening to recorded […]

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod

“We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” Aesop By Dr. Jim Ferguson Lately, I’ve been asking myself, is anything working? We live in the information age, but is it even reliable? One of my axioms (Fergisms) is to “Read widely, consider carefully and use common sense.” I do and you […]

Confusion

Confusion

It is not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18 By Dr. Jim Ferguson And just when you thought it was safe to go out, Fauci and his minions scream No! I remember the Charles Schultz Peanuts column where Lucy would promise Charlie Brown that she would hold the football for him. And then […]

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