Tag: moxie

Sometimes it’s better to say nothing

(I’m re-posting this one. Enjoy.) Gene Marks, contributor to Forbes magazine, decided that he needed to write advice for the black community. Now, he doesn’t want to give advice to all of the black community, just to “poor black kids.” I find it relatively amusing that a business and technology writer would want to write about sociology in Forbes magazine. You would figire that Gene Marks had grown up in a poor black neighborhood and “pulled himself up by his bootstraps” in order to hand out advice to “poor black kids.” Nope. The fact that Mister Marks is completely unqualified to

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Monday Morning Grab Bag

I’ve been staring at the computer trying to get motivated for the last couple of hours. I need some more caffeine. I love basketball. The game is so simple yet so hard to play. I played basketball in high school and played intramurals in college. I played a lot at medical school and then, as my workload increased in residency and my free time decreased, I played less and less basketball. This brings me to the NCAA tournament nicknamed, “March Madness.” For the most part, I find watching college basketball to be frustrating. Frequently, ego and moxie override common sense and

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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