Category Archives: Education

Internal Medicine – The ‘House’ of Vet School

I just recently finished my first required senior clinical rotation – Small Animal Internal Medicine. Despite my trepidation at taking on such a broad and deep field, I seemed to have escaped the six weeks relatively unscathed, having learned several … Continue reading

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Reading Beyond The Lines

For those of you who haven’t actually read Amendment 26 being proposed for the State of Mississippi Constitution on the November 8th ballot: Initiative #26 “Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi: SECTION 1. Article III … Continue reading

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Alone Together

A friend of mine shared the following article on his Twitter account and it caught my attention.  This is slightly ironic considering this article is about the isolating, maddening societal effects of online social networks such as Facebook, MySpace (if … Continue reading

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Chosen Oblivion

I just had an interesting conversation with a fellow student who said that he doesn’t care about politics because politics doesn’t affect his everyday life. He doesn’t see how it has any bearing on his day-to-day decision making, and thus … Continue reading

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Amusing Ourselves to Death – Part 2

Amusing Ourselves to Death – Part 2 Neil Postman, author of Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, spends the second half of his book detailing the “Age of Television” and its affects on our … Continue reading

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Amusing Ourselves to Death – Part I

Neil Postman, author of Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, makes an interesting case on how our generation has migrated from a culture centered on the written word, or the “Age of Typography”, to a culture centered on the visual word, or the “Age of Television”, and how this shift has led to our demise as a thoughtful and intelligent people. Continue reading

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A Quick Note to Clear My Conscience

Ok.  The Fall.  I think everybody who reads this (all three of you) is pretty familiar with the story.  Well, I was wondering, did Adam and Eve sweat before the Fall?  What do you think?  Hmmm… This came up briefly … Continue reading

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The Song Wheel

Yesterday was our last day of orientation in Vet School. One of the prominent speakers for the morning began his talk with a YouTube rendition of the song “I Can See Clearly Now”. Then, with the soft plucking of the guitar in the background, he proceeded to urge all of us to find either a song, a book, or an event in our lives, that when we woke up wondering why we were putting ourselves through the misery of vet school, we could focus on this material object…and instantly feel better. Pardon me for saying so, but I also think a shot of LSD would also satisfy this requirement. Continue reading

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The Last Hoorah

It is hard to believe that I am actually finally at the place where I have been trying to get for over ten years.  My brain is still trying to capture the reality and excitement of the phrase “I am … Continue reading

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A Touch of History

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things. Continue reading

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