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Coercion Doesn't Work Because...

Coercion doesn’t work because it means using force. As Isaac Newton told us, any force creates an equal and opposite reaction. People who are coerced resist in ways small and large, conscious and unconscious, carefully planned and quite impulsive. 214 more words

Complexity/Emergence

Rolling back the clock...

I suppose there are endless ‘what if’ scenarios I could play out in my head, especially at 69 years old. Lots of water under the bridge, over the dam, forks in the road, and many more cliche phrases apply. 578 more words

Photography

Zinc, Pigs and the Meaning of Antimicrobial Stewardship

Bacteria are smarter than we give them credit for.
Or maybe we’re not a bright as we think we are.

Antimicrobial stewardship is sometimes (wrongly) assumed to simply be the practice of ‘using fewer antimicrobials’. 521 more words

How to Destroy a Nation

I am hardly the epitome of a great person.  I have made countless bad decisions, some, oddly, on purpose.  I thought that I could circumvent the consequences. 422 more words

Politcal

Back to Bible Days

Maybe it is time for us to return to the days we taught the Bible and Biblical principles in schools.  Maybe it is time to put prayer back in school.  90 more words

Politcal

Good fences...

If good fences make good neighbors then how is it that I just love my neighbors on both sides, one on the side without a fence, and the other with whom I shared a length of fence that my uncle remarked was more holes than fence?   481 more words

Photography