Ambrose, His Dog, and the Calf

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | June 22, 2021

My grandfather, Ambrose Call was born on his father’s farm in Bountiful, Utah, on February 29, 1888. Being a farm boy, his father expected him to work hard and taught him what he expected from farm boys.   From a young age he was given daily chores and, using his own words, he described his…

Hair today, gone tomorrow

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | June 15, 2021

  I remember it well. It was the winter of 1964, and I was a sophomore in high school. Sitting in history class, I started a conversation with Joan. The Beatles were on their first tour of the United States and had appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show the night before, so, Joan, who it…

Mr. Stuckenschneinder

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | June 8, 2021

Mr. Stuckenschneinder was my ninth-grade math teacher. Most of the students in my junior high thought he was a nice man, but I thought he was strict and very intimidating.   All three of my younger sisters had him and really liked him, and they all got good grades. I have always wondered what crossed…

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