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Habitual Nature

March 12th, 2009 · No Comments

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My brother related the following story to me from his experiences as a resident:
He had an old man as a patient.  In his words, this was “one of the nicest patients ever.”  The procedure was a success, and when he came to, the first two statements he uttered were “shut up” and [...]

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Living in the Present

November 15th, 2008 · No Comments

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We were having breakfast with some friends a few weekends ago.  We were making the usual small talk, catching up, when we came up on a story that began in the summer.  To give the full perspective, we’ll start there.
My friend and his wife went to the Caribbean during the summer to [...]

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The Misfortune of being Fortunate

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

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Today’s world is one that necessitates the full exploitation of the senses. Food, entertainment, religion, transportation, etc. – everything now involves the maximum use of everything possible.
Some (negative) examples below:

Virtue has almost no value
Everyone has the right to do everything, but no one needs the “license”
Being moderate is considered bad
We encourage [...]

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Value Adding

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments

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During Ramadan in 2007, I was able to meet a student from UM Flint by chance. He came to attend an Community Iftar (breaking of the fast) at the Mosque in Flint, MI and I happened to be there visiting my family that same day. He was not Muslim, he [...]

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Kids say the dardest things

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments

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The inability for children (younger than seven) to process things is often accepted as normal, that they don’t have the cognative ability to understand certain situations. While this statement often has merit, every now and then something comes through that completely contradicts this and really brings things into perspective.
(For whatever reason, [...]

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Customs Agents and Humor

September 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Your typical interaction with A Customs/Border Agent is (hopefully) mild and brief. Your goal is to only answer questions with relevant information and keep it short and simple. Answers that involve vague terms are generally not recommended – i.e. if they ask if asking if you’re bringing in any [...]

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Conversations with kids (hilarity ensues)

June 5th, 2007 · No Comments

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The wife and I took three of my eldest sister’s four kids out for ice cream on Saturday. Her youngest son is very entertaining. He was telling us the story of how he got “fired” from school (he’s creative in very strange ways when he feels like he has to [...]

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What has become of the Internets

March 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I was talking to a friend while I was at work, we usually discuss stuff we’ve read in books, or the current state of things (no justice between nations, love of one’s own, etc.) and this time we were on the topic of the internets
* the internet has played out to allow “like” minded people [...]

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