Readings and Listening To Consider - 2/22/23

Books and Articles worth a Review… 

Something Totally Irrelevant To Healthcare – If you ever have the chance to visit me at my home, you will find that in addition to being “homey”, it also serves as the repository for nearly 500 turtles of various sizes from ¼“ to a massive turtle at the entrance to our home carved from granite and, everything in between derived from all sorts of materials. I recently learned that the giant South American river turtle – the arrau – exhibits distinct maternal instincts. Specifically, she hovers over her eggs on the seashore awaiting them to hatch. The baby turtles actually “chirp” to one another while still growing inside their eggs. According to researchers they appear to be “coordinating” their hatching experience. Hmmm? Regardless, when they are born the mother turtles call out to their babies to show them where the water is located with a quiet, low-pitched sound that we really can’t hear with the human ear. So, it appears that talking starts at an early age. And, it seems to me that this speaks to the notion adopted by the Chinese that the turtle stands for wisdom and knowledge. We may not understand it – but, there’s wisdom and knowledge if you can help your babies to water and get them to drink. Now, that’s more than you ever wanted to know about turtles…

Only One – And, It’s Staying That Way For A While – According to The New York Times, only one USA President since 1973 has NOT been the subject of a Special Counselor or Independent Prosecutor. And, who might that be? None other than, Barack Obama.

A Prayer For President Jimmy Carter – President Carter decided to forego further treatment and will be using hospice care at home for the duration of his ongoing illness. We should remember him for his integrity, his commitment to mankind and his truly blessed spirt of reconciliation towards all mankind. There are not many Presidents who go on to be cherished by their constituents for who they are as human beings. President Carter is one of them.

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