Be Productive in an Unconventional Way

When I was more actively involved in practice, my associate and I went to a continuing education seminar. We were so excited about applying what we learned that we talked about it during the entire 2-hour drive home. We stopped by the office. Four patients had left voice mails that they wanted to be seen.…

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Why Universal Healthcare Is Doomed to Failure in America

The reason can be summed up in one word – mindset. The case of Charlie Gard may be a classic example of the difference between the American mindset and the mindset in UK. Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old infant with a rare genetic condition and brain damage, is considered terminal by doctors in the UK. They…

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If you do not have to think about it, you are not THINKING about it.

If I ask, “How much is 2 + 2?” You respond automatically with 4, if you have memorized your addition, . Is it possible that you create neural connections in your brain that are triggered without “thinking?” Are those connections similar to the wiring of a computer? I believe there is ample evidence that we…

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The Transgender Restroom Solution – Outlaw Urinals

If we want to solve a problem, it is key to get down to the root cause. That has not been done in the case of transgender restrooms. Obama ordered public schools to allow people to go to the restroom that makes them most comfortable. That just causes another problem when people are uncomfortable with…

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Have Faith – Check Your Brain At the Door

I made a statement on Facebook that Jesus could not be a Christian, based on the teaching of many preachers these days. I was challenged by a “Christian”. I stated that in my opinion, the main theme of Jesus was judgement. We are not to judge. The reply was to tell me about righteous judgement.…

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How to Manage Your Manager

That was the title of a talk I was to give during an in-house meeting at IBM. I was a trainee at the time and the topic/title was assigned by another trainee. She was smiling as she presented it to me. It was something we all wanted to know. We had two managers of marketing…

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Do Not Focus On Goals?

I just read an article on goal setting by James Clear. He argues that we should not focus on goals but should focus on systems instead. He believes that by focusing on our goals we are constantly disappointed. However, if we focus on the system we are constantly rewarded with positive feedback because we are…

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The Game of Life

One night I was sitting in a small group and we were contemplating the universe and universal design. We decided to meditate. As I sat I became aware of a universe of energy. However, everything was gray, there were no forms, no thoughts, no emotions, no sensations just a Universe of gray. Everything was peaceful…

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What Are You Programmed to Believe?

Imagine a computer that could be the result of evolution. You know how a computer works. If you want new capabilities, you download another program or app. Apps can now recognize and respond to your voice. I have Alexa at home. I say, “Alexa – What’s the forecast?” Alexa says, “In Blaine, WA it is…

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Why Everybody Should Take Business Basics

Yesterday I spoke with a mortgage broker. A client has a limited liability company that is treated like a corporation for tax purposes. The broker wouldn’t allow the profit from the business to be counted as part of the client’s personal income. I don’t know if that is a regulation or if the broker didn’t…

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