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As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

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With a long weekend in full swing excitement abounds over having three days off. Why do we get the weekday closest to August 1st off? and what exactly, beyond being a holiday, does it mean? It is not that old of a holiday, to my surprise it was first introduced as a Bill in 1974. […]

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Another day has arrived that is noted on calendars and announced to us daily in advertisements. What to do with this day, how best to celebrate, to acknowledge, to pay tribute to those maternal figures in our lives. Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis is who inspired its inception, so it seems only fitting to look at […]

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Today is earth day, so in memory I shall pause from my usually photo collections and instead turn to look at environmentalism. I have found some photos, mostly from the 1970’s where this movement largely took root. Also you will find a photo from the Apollo mission and a picture of tree planting from 1939 […]

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

participant Tuskegee syphilis experiment

Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine.¬†With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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