The Shill

The Shill

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke By Dr. Jim Ferguson Some years ago, a friend told me that she once worked for a casino as a shill. I was clueless, so I went to the dictionary. Webster defines a shill as...
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Reminisces

“Let’s start at the beginning, a very good place to start…”  —Maria from the Sound of Music By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’m a big fan of old movies, especially musicals. But then I’ve listened to Beethoven’s fifth and ninth symphonies at least 100 times with the same...
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Ignominious

By Dr. Jim Ferguson   There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and miseries. — Brutus from William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”   In 42 BC,...
TMI

TMI

Those who can make you believe absurdities; can make you commit atrocities. — Voltaire By Dr. Jim Ferguson Years ago, when I was in traditional medical practice, I learned about TMI, defined by my nurse as “too much information.” One afternoon while going to my...
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Confusion

It is not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18 By Dr. Jim Ferguson And just when you thought it was safe to go out, Fauci and his minions scream No! I remember the Charles Schultz Peanuts column where Lucy would promise Charlie Brown that she would hold the football...