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Dave Brubeck – Take Five

Artist: Dave Brubeck Tune: Take Five I really don’t like tunes that are in five. It just feels weird. I like things that are in four. That’s so much smoother. In this tune, though, it really doesn’t feel strange. It feels right. It swings. Nothing swings in five expect Take Five. I can’t remember the first time that I heard Take Five. I can remember the first time I really noticed Take Five. I was in college and I was listening to Al Jarreau sing it. It was wonderful. Soon I had to hear the original. Dave Brubeck died this week,

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Discrimination at UCLA

I have been sent a link to this video on a number of occasions over the past couple months. It is my opinion that many Americans believe with all their hearts that we live in some sort of post-racial America. Nothing can be further from the truth. Please check out this video. I believe stuff like this happens all the time. Then, when the “powers that be” are confronted, it is simply easier to pretend that racism doesn’t exist and that the intent of these racist actions simply isn’t real.

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Sweet 16 – Men's Basketball

So, the other day, I was in the doctor’s lounge and the TV was turned to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Villanova was playing UCLA. UCLA has a storied program. They have a history and tradition of winning basketball. The program has been revitalized over the last couple of years. They were playing deep into the Sweet 16 or beyond. I’m not sure how UCLA got to March Madness, as I have not been following men’s basketball this year, but I sat down to watch this game. UCLA was down by 13 at halftime. It was the start of the second

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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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