Birth Order

Oh, the memories we have as a certain number child! How fun is it to muse at our birth order. Maybe we were the responsible first child, the trouble-making middle child, or the babied third child. Our whole life’s identity revolves around this place we were thrust into, without our implied consent. If we were the first, we took an active role in cleaning the house, getting the younger ones ready. The oldest is running around the house as we depart for school yelling, “Jakie, where’s your hat?!?

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Notes From The Battleground

he patient-physician relationship is one of battle from the start. Even before seeing her first patient, the medical student is schooled in the patient-physician relationship. This takes the form of a lecture, given by a medical malpractice lawyer, who goes over case after case of “horrible lawsuits” where the doctor “got too close to the patient,” “became their friend,” and this was a “practice-killing mistake.” The lawyer coaches these young medical minds to think as if they are on the stand, testifying to save their medical license from being revoked with every diagnosis and treatment made.

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Mistaken Identity as a Manifestation of Altered Sense Perception

We have had a dramatic increase in gun violence in the United States, with a devastating effect on the social order. Children are afraid to speak up and make enemies in school; parents are afraid to send their children to school. Metal detectors are being erected on school grounds, elevating the level of fear even further with that mental image seeping deep into the subconscious of the children.

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Bountiful Spring Archetypes

What archetypes is nature feeding us at this time of year? What gifts are we to digest with our senses? We see all types of beautiful, vibrant colors in the flowers, we smell the sweet nectar, and too much of it makes us sneeze. Our body seems to know how much we are able to take in, and some of us can digest more than others. The flower is the soul portion of the plant that blossoms in the Spring.

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