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Milk Buckets Are For Milk, Not Rocks

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | November 10, 2015

Dr. Worthen was the country doctor who operated on my elbow after I fell off a horse and dislocated it. When he took off the cast he suggested to my grandmother that I carry a milk bucket full of rocks around the farm. He explained this would help straighten my arm. The torture began as…

The Snowshoe Hike

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | November 3, 2015

When I was younger I was a boy scout, and I have positive, fun filled memories as well as memories of drudgery and mental torture. I learned from both. My most vivid scouting memory occurred when I was 16 or 17 on an overnight snowshoe hike to a cabin belonging to an uncle of one…

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…

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