The Year 2000: Thanksgiving with a Twist

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving Day of 2000 did not go as planned. My first wife, Carol, had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, devastating news that would change our family forever.   We didn’t know how much time she might have left with us, and she desperately wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. Our older…

Dogs, dogs, dogs

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | November 17, 2020

Several years ago, I was invited to speak at a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I took my son Peter, who was five at the time, with me and was looking forward to spending three or four days with him. We drove my truck from Salt Lake City and arrived early so we could camp…

Deer on the Road

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | November 10, 2020

As Anne and I drove up a nearby canyon recently, we noticed that the river was very low, in fact it was down to little more than a trickle. The leaves of the Aspen trees had fallen to the ground, leaving the stark white bark glowing in accent against the rich green pines. The forest…

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