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Flashes of memories and thoughts about dreaming

Most mornings I set my cell phone alarm to sound twice: once an hour before I want to get up and then again when I actually want to get up. When the first alarm sounds, I open my eyes just long enough to leave my dream state; then I turn…

Posters’ rape statistics are misleading

Entering the Myers stairwell a few days ago, I was struck by the message of a poster on the wall. It proclaimed, “25% of college women will be victims of sexual assault or rape.” Astonished, I stopped and looked closely at the poster to see if I had missed anything.…

Despondent food practices at Duke clinic

A while back I visited Duke Clinic and Hospital, and was shocked to see: Domino’s Pizza Hardees Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream booth I wanted to throw something at the genius who decided that a hospital to maintain food outlets that serve the very foods that make millions of Americans ill, be…