Development

We live in a wondrous age, where with one device I can talk and text, browse the Internet and take pictures. If I so desire, I can instantly upload my photos to Instagram, Facebook, Pintrest or any other social media outlet and they can potentially be seen by millions of people. I am going to date myself, but I remember a day when we used cameras loaded with...

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Priorities

From John: I have recently started a new endeavor in life which requires my re-entry into the world of academia. In one of my classes a very interesting question was posed for our comment; if you had the choice of testing for a genetic disorder known as Huntington’s Chorea and this genetic test would let you know with 100% certainty you would contract this...

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Causation Versus Correlation

From John: In 1875, on the idyllic Fijian Islands, a disease killed 40,000 people, roughly 30% of the population at that time. That disease was measles. A vaccine was developed in 1963 which reduced worldwide infections from 4.2 million in 1980 to approximately 55,000 in 2014. Until recent years, the disease was eradicated in the United States which was...

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The Unsung Heroes

With Mother’s Day this past Sunday, I started thinking about all the unsung heroes that are within our midst. In my military career, I have heard of many heroes, men and women who have stared death in the face and said, “not today!” going on to perform unbelievable acts of bravery. I want to focus on the everyday heroes that we interact with on a daily...

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