Civic Soapbox

Civic Soapbox
10:38 am
Fri January 25, 2008

Witchcraft and Autism

Staunton, VA – Thoughts on the potential intrusiveness of magical thinking in the practice of medicine. Kurtis Sauder is a pediatrician practicing in Staunton, Virginia.

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Civic Soapbox
10:36 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Teaching Our Children Well

Harrisonburg, VA – Thoughts on teaching our children. Sam Nickels lives in the Shenandoah Valley with his children Heather, Alex and Anna.

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Civic Soapbox
9:41 am
Fri January 11, 2008

The Christmas Bird count

Lexington, VA – One woman's thoughts on why every year she spends one frigid winter day counting birds.

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Civic Soapbox
9:39 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Taking A Bite

Harrisonburg, VA – Thoughts on savoring our food and food that worth savoring. John Eckman is Executive Director of the Valley Conservation Council.

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Civic Soapbox
6:13 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Thoughts on Getting into College

Rockingham County – Suggestions for navigating the increasingly confusing process of applying to college. Dr. Margee Greenfield is the High School Challenge Facilitator for Rockingham County Schools. She advises students on the college selection process.

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Civic Soapbox
6:14 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Memories of the Summer of Love

Charlottesville, VA – Memories of the Summer of Love

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Civic Soapbox
12:01 pm
Fri October 26, 2007

Reclaiming My Body: A Journey with Deep Brain Stimulation (Part Two)

Charlottesville, VA – In this week's Civic Soapbox, the essay makes way for the narrative.
Deep brain stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. At present, the procedure is used only for Parkinson's patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.

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Civic Soapbox
12:02 pm
Fri October 19, 2007

Reclaiming My Body: A Journey with Deep Brain Stimulation

Charlottesville, VA – Deep brain stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. At present, the procedure is used only for Parkinson's patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.

Dr. Robert Spekman has Parkinson's Disease. Following is a two-part narrative he calls "Reclaiming My Body: A Journey with Deep Brain Stimulation."

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