Keep on the Sunny Side of the Street

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 22, 2015

  A few weeks ago I attended a musical program with my father and his wife at their care center. One of the songs the performers sang was called “Keep on the Sunny Side,” The song was beautiful and the words inspiring so I did a Google search to learn more about its genesis. Ada…

Processionary Caterpillars

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 1, 2015

  Several years ago Jean-Henry Fabre, a French Naturalist, did an experiment with Processionary Caterpillars. These caterpillars feed on pine needles and move through the forest in long processions.  One caterpillar leads and the others follow with their heads snugly placed on the caterpillar in front of it.  Each plods along assuming the lead caterpillar…

The Athletic Frog

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | October 1, 2015

I once heard a story about some frogs that wanted to compete in an athletic event. A committee was selected to find a suitable event. There was only one condition; it had to be something in which any frog could compete if they so chose. After looking at many options, the committee recommended a challenging…

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