The Big Race

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | August 3, 2021

We are all familiar with Aesop Fables and the famous race between the tortoise and the hare. It’s not hard to see the advantages and challenges of both the hare and the tortoise, yet if the race were held today, in all honesty most bets would still be placed on the hare. I can picture…

My Hillbilly Hat

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | July 27, 2021

The memory of this day remains embedded deep in my brain. It was the summer of 1969, I was engaged to Carol Sorensen, and we decided to go rabbit hunting with my good friend Bill, my sister Connie, and her date (I lined her up). I was wearing an old felt hillbilly hat that I…

Our Italian Thanksgiving

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | July 20, 2021

In the fall of 1967, I was living in Bergamo, Italy, a small city in the foothills of the Alps, working as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was living with three other missionaries, and this day was the American Thanksgiving. We were missing our families and thinking about…

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