Algebra to the Rescue?

By Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW | May 4, 2021

So, there I was, the new girl again, sitting alone in the cafeteria, trying to act like I didn’t care that no one wanted to eat lunch with me, or even let me sit at their table. At the time, “I don’t care” was the best solution I could come up with to protect myself…

Activity or Accomplishment?

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

Jean-Henry Fabre, a French Naturalist and father of modern of entomology, was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature for his works on insect life. One of his most famous experiments was with Pine Processionary Caterpillars.   These caterpillars are named for their instinct to follow each other in processions. These spectacular processions can…

Life’s Puzzle

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

When I was a little boy, I lived in the small town of Afton, Wyoming. In those days it was a place where keys were left in the cars, doors remained unlocked, and it was safe to leave young children home.   On this particular day, my mother had to go to town, and she…

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