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My Spelling List Under Pillow

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | January 26, 2016

  I was never a very good student, however one teacher made a significant difference in my life. She was my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Bouck. In many ways her methods were quirky and unconventional. My most poignant memory was her motivational technique for helping me learn to spell better. She motivated (perhaps bribed is…

Can’t Teach A Pig To Sing

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | January 12, 2016

  Some time ago I heard a story about an old farmer walking with his grandson out to feed the pigs. On their short walk the grandfather gave the boy some simple advice, “Son, you can’t teach a pig to sing because it wastes your time and it irritates the Hell out of the pig.”…

Two Dollar Thought

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | January 11, 2016

Sometime ago I was walking to my office on the Brigham Young University (BYU) campus. As I was walking I started thinking about an experience I had with my Grandmother Cazier in 1966. I had just graduated from high school and was preparing to go to Italy for 2½ years. The day before leaving she…

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