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I have been watching the immigration debate in Congress with a great deal of interest. I work in the ER of a charity hospital and so I see a lot of immigrants, both documented and undocumented. Many of my patients are refugees from terrible places. We are often the only place they can go for care. It is one...
All our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light. - Francis Bacon. “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out...
Downslope Windstorms, Bears & Snow We had our first downslope windstorm of the season Sunday night, Oct. 29. Crozet is infamous for these storms. This one was particularly nasty with wind gusts estimated to be 60mph. Some big trees came down all over town and closed off Crozet Ave. for a full day and a half. The whole town went...
On Thursday President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a National Public Health Emergency. On that same Thursday we ran out of morphine in the hospital. We are likely to be out of morphine for months if not longer. These are strange times we live in. We are flooded with opioids in the streets and out of most...
Early in the morning of September 13, 1928, Mama Pepa held tight to her son Luis Angel Morales. Are we going to make it through this alive? Looking up from his mother’s arms as they sat together on the bed, Luis watched the eight sheets of their metal roof peel away like tissue paper in the howling wind. Mother...
Many of you reading this find yourselves in need of a physical change in your life. Perhaps you’re out of energy, out of shape, full of aches, sick with disease, overweight, etc., etc. Although there are a million stories of amazing self-transformation out there, it’s often difficult to believe that we can really change from our current state. The...
No Rain for 24 Days We finished September on a stretch of 17 straight days with no rain.  Looking at the current weather pattern, Heidi and I think that will last through the first seven days of October, bringing the final streak to 24.  That, of course, got us digging into the record book to find the longest dry stretch...

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Crozet Annals of Medicine: Mother of Exiles

I have been watching the immigration debate in Congress with a great deal of interest. I work in the ER of a charity hospital...

Science to Live By: Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

All our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light. - Francis Bacon. “I will honour Christmas in...

Crozet Weather Almanac: October 2017

Downslope Windstorms, Bears & Snow We had our first downslope windstorm of the season Sunday night, Oct. 29. Crozet is infamous for these storms. This...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Pill Problems

On Thursday President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a National Public Health Emergency. On that same Thursday we ran out of morphine...

Science to Live By: Empowering Puerto Rico

Early in the morning of September 13, 1928, Mama Pepa held tight to her son Luis Angel Morales. Are we going to make it...

Back to Fitness: Epigenetics: Does Exercise Change Your Genes?

Many of you reading this find yourselves in need of a physical change in your life. Perhaps you’re out of energy, out of shape,...

Crozet Weather Almanac: September 2017

No Rain for 24 Days We finished September on a stretch of 17 straight days with no rain.  Looking at the current weather pattern, Heidi...