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There is no single greater event in all human history that compares to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Occurring over 2000 years ago, the Resurrection has changed the world as we know it, and the quake of the empty tomb is still felt to this day. Untold millions of people have been changed and...
The historical tone deafness of the City to Leavenworth’s stormwater issues have repeatedly “bubbled up” across the City’s residential areas, creating nightmares for property owners and the environment. Leavenworth has often ignored residents’ concerns of insufficiently addressing fundamental...
With the news about Ukraine streaming in and the images displaying the horrific violence at the hands of the Russian military, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s words are devastatingly accurate. War is hell, and it has arrived in Ukraine. It is hard to cut through all the spin and propaganda...
My first colonoscopy was 11 years ago, at age 55. I was due for another one 10 years later, in early 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the clinic doing colonoscopies in my community was forced to cancel all but the most urgent procedures. When I saw my family doctor last month, he mentioned I was...
Where were you in 1974? Ask... Were you watching the Miami Dolphins beat the Purple People Eaters in the Super Bowl? Did you see Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the movie The Sting? I fell head over heels in love with ragtime watching that movie, and I still am in awe of Scott Joplin’s musical...
It started out as a tea made of willow or poplar bark, which contains a natural form of salicylic acid. Starting in 1838, salicylic acid was used as a powder dissolved in water to ease fever and discomfort from headache and arthritis pain. Unfortunately, it tasted terrible and often caused nausea...
Last month, I received a letter in the mail from my local gastroenterology clinic, reminding me I was due for a screening colonoscopy and to please call them at my earliest convenience. When I called, the scheduler asked me to call back again in a few weeks, when they hoped to resume scheduling non...
Last month, at age 71, Diane had 3 stents placed into her heart. As I looked over her medication list, I asked her, “Any medication changes?” “My heart doctor changed my lisinopril to another medicine. Oh, and I’m not taking those big potassium pills anymore.” “Hmm… Here’s the record of your visit...
I recently read an article about a woman who died, and in it, they made all these conclusions about her from what she posted on her social media accounts. This got me thinking if I were to suddenly pass away, what would people’s opinion be based on what I post? Is what someone posts on their social...
Have you ever gone to bed and, just as you were falling asleep, a task left undone jumped out at you? It was over 20 years ago, but I still remember it because of what happened afterward. I had forgotten to take the last dose of an antibiotic given to me to prevent infection after an outpatient...

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