My kids love to play Monopoly. They delight in acquiring properties, making money and crushing their siblings. They play with passion and savagery. That is, until recently. A couple of weeks ago I walked past the Monopoly board, spread on the floor between my children and their dear friend Tyler. "˜How's it going guys?' "˜Great game, but we all ran out of money. So, we just put some more money on the ...

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While I was driving my rental car a few days ago in another city, a man passed me on his chopper. He was covered in tattoos and his long hair was blowing wildly in the wind. He looked the very image of freedom, of unrestricted energy. Snug in my safe (boring) Chevy Cavalier, on the way to a meeting, with Mozart on the radio, I didn't give him another thought. ...

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I often joke that I'm not only an emergency medicine specialist; I'm an'alcoholologist.' It took quite a while for me to develop that expertise. See, I grew up in a home where no one used alcohol and none of our friends used alcohol. Consequently, other than some college and medical school exposure to the stuff, I was pretty naïve about alcohol. Now, 15 years into my practice, 18 years after medical ...

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I have read many articles about professionals who left their career fields after many years and decided to teach. Many of them go into the public school system to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation. In fact, it sounds like a grand idea. Qualified teachers are a commodity of inestimable value. But I have been stricken by a comment made by many of those who changed careers Almost ...

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