Hospital Hierarchy

Nurse Cartoon

Over the last six months or so, I have spent a lot of time in a hospital, where I observed a small part of the hospital hierarchy in an up close and personal way.  At the top of the hierarchy

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I’m Back

Hospital Urinal

Thanks to all of you who sent messages wishing me a speedy recovery.  I returned home from the hospital a week ago, and am only now ready to sit down at the computer.  This visit, like all the others, reminds

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Game of Drones

Drone Pilots

An employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency crashed a DJI Phantom 1 into the lawn of the White House about 3:00 a.m. Monday, January 26th.  Alcohol may have been involved.  The mangled wreck was all that remained of the $479

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Superbowl XLIX: An Anthropological Analysis

Football Players Brian Winters & Leger Douzable
New York Jets Players, Brian Winters & Leger Douzable

It’s that time of year and we are being carpet-bombed with Super Bowl ads and teasers.  Millions of fans worldwide will be glued to their television sets on Sunday evening at 11:30 PM in London, 4:30 AM Monday in Kabul,

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It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 3)

The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks
The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks

Mitchell Jessen and Associates In 2005, Mitchell Jessen and Associates was formed, with offices in Spokane and Reston, Virginia and included five additional shareholders, four of them from the military’s SERE program. David Ayers, Randall Spivey, James Sporleder, Roger Aldrich,

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