A Whole Lot of Nothing

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | June 1, 2021

Here in the US, Memorial Day has come and gone, the days are getting longer, the nights are sweet and warm, and our thoughts turn to summer. Yesterday I spent the day with family on the lake in our kayaks. You might be imagining a vigorous day of paddling, and that can be fun sometimes…

The Athletic Frog

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | May 25, 2021

Sometime ago I heard a story about a bunch of frogs who wanted to compete in a new athletic event sponsored by the pond community council that sanctioned such events. The council met to discuss possible contests and decide where, when, and who was eligible to participate. The selection committee spent a great deal of…

Can You Give a Worm’s Inch?

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | May 18, 2021

Several years ago, I was walking home from the bus stop, just letting my mind wander, thinking about nothing. After crossing a street, I happened to look down and saw a worm in the gutter that intrigued me. I was fascinated and stood there watching it for at least five minutes. I realize that no…

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