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Carl Douglass

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Carl Douglass

Why the American Political System Does Not Work (Part 3)

Part 3 Not that any of the things needed are likely to happen in our lifetime, but We the People need to try bit by …

Carl Douglass

Why the American Political System Does Not Work (Part 2)

Part 2 I stand all amazed at the craft and cunning that keeps the American political system functioning so well for the incumbents. Here is …

Carl Douglass

Why the American Political System Does Not Work

Part 1 The simple answer to the question is “POLITICS and POLITICIANS.” Perhaps that is too simplistic; but, in my opinion, it is not wrong. …

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WHATABOUTERY

You are going 80 miles an hour on a rural highway in Wyoming where the posted speed limit is 55 miles per hour. You are …

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The Real Reason Russia Prohibited Adoption of Its Children by Americans

My wife and I attempted to adopt an infant when we were in our thirties and forties. As it turned out, it was a particularly …

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Resolutions for 2021

RESOLUTIONS FOR 2021 Addiction will cease to be considered a sin or a character flaw. No longer will we discover hidden in the alleys and …

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Taming Terrific Toddlers of Two

PART ONE I am an unapologetic fan of toddlers, and I get a regular laugh from two-year-old of my acquaintance. In my career, I have …

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What I Learned in Kindergarten

Kindergarten means “child’s garden” in some other funny language. If you are naughty, you have to pay dearly, like stand in the corner or sit …

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Lisbon Earthquake

Let me tell you a story… a story with a moral, or more accurately, a grim reminder. At 0940 on the morning of All Saints’ …

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A Family Snapshot From Another Time

This is true, so much so that I have omitted names and identify persons only as they relate to the principle character, “sister.” I leave …

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You’ve Got to be Taught to Hate and Fear

  I have to let off some steam having watched four years of growing division and outright hatred consuming my country. Perhaps it is not …

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To My Ideal Reader

I’ve always been a story-teller, but it took a sea-change in my life–occasioned by my forced retirement from the practice of neurosurgery–to get me started …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 15

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Fifteen …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 14

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Fourteen …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 13

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Thirteen …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 12

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Twelve …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 11

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Eleven …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 10

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Ten …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 9

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Nine …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 8

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Eight …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 7

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Seven …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 6

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Six …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 5

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Five …

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The Twinning Factor – Chapter 4

The Twinning Factor Joseph McGee Private Investigator: Book Seven McGee Faces A Conundrum By Carl Douglass Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism Chapter Four …

I chose to use a pseudonym for personal reasons. I’m a retired neurosurgeon living in a rural paradise and am at rest from the turbulent life of my profession. I lived in an era when resident trainees worked 120 hours a week–a form of bondage no longer permitted by law. I served as a Navy Seabee general surgeon during the unpleasantness in Viet Nam, and spent the remainder of my ten-year service as a neurosurgeon in a major naval regional medical center. I’ve lived in every section of the country, saw all the inhumanity of man to man, practiced in private settings large and small, the military, academia, and as a medical humanitarian in the Third World.

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