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One, Two Tango

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 25, 2016

  In early 1967, I was living in Taranto, Italy with a friend from France. We were roommates for approximately six months before he was transferred. We lost contact with each other and I didn’t see him again until 2014 when I learned we were living in the same city. When we reconnected I learned…

Teenagers saving the world: ‘Allegiant’ continues trend of ‘hero narrative’ in young adult fiction

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 18, 2016

This article was posted on Deseret News, Thursday March 17, 2016, and features Anne Evans-Cazier. By Alexandria Ramirez For the Deseret News Published: Thursday, March 17 2016 5:40 p.m. MDT “Allegiant” will debut in theaters Friday. Books such as the Divergent series embody the characteristics of the modern teenager and portray teens saving the world,…

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Small Black Spot

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 15, 2016

  Some time ago I heard a story of a well-respected economist who gave a speech to a group of business people. Her topic was, “How to keep your business profitable during a recession”. At the beginning of her presentation she showed a large poster with a small black spot on it. She asked a…

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