The Fragrant Rose


The Fragrant Rose, a poem by Gregg Hake Of all the things I saw today, The cars, the planes, man’s great display- None so much did touch my heart As the fragrant rose. She sat upon her thorny perch Like an angel in a church- Trumpeting her inner joy Through the dewy air. I sat […]

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The Processes of Life


“Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” – Paracelsus The achilles heel of reductionism is the almost inevitable loss of perspective on the whole that […]

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The Art of Healing


“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” – Paracelsus I had the good pleasure of spending most of the day yesterday with my friends and coworkers at the Spa on Green Street in Gainesville, Georgia. We had an employee development […]

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The Speed of Life


If increasing the speed of life was the primary purpose of living, I imagine many more people would feel fulfilled in living than do at the end of their fast-paced lives. Pace is not always secondary to quality, as is the case when you’re crossing the street on foot and a car comes speeding toward […]

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Genuine Goodness


“Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.” ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Men I had the good fortune of spending yesterday morning deep underground in Chattanooga, Tennessee. […]

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Yesterday afternoon I was out running errands and one of them was proving to be especially challenging to complete. Due to a comical tale that I shall not retell (to protect the anonymity of the perpetrators), our hummingbird feeder was in need of repair. The glass feeder had separated into its constituent parts (luckily none […]

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