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Cross-Eyed Baby

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | December 15, 2015

  When I was a young child my grandfather would pick me up, put me on his knee, bounce me up and down, and sing, “Cross eyed baby on each knee and a wife with a wart on her nose, on her nose, and a wife with a wart on her nose.” I would laugh,…

What was Dad Thinking?

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | December 9, 2015

  In 1939 my father was starting his senior year at Star Valley High School when he had the brilliant (or perhaps bizarre) idea. He decided he was going to sleep outside in a tent all winter. He grew up on a farm in Afton, Wyoming where it was not uncommon for the winter temperature…

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Little Sister Meets The Mouse

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | December 8, 2015

  I remember hearing that the best way to catch a mouse was to shine a light in its eyes, which would paralyze the critter thus making it easy capture. Supposedly, this was more efficient than a mousetrap. One night my parents went out for the evening leaving my sisters and I home by ourselves.…

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