Exploring Human Potential

A 2022 New Year Message – With Help From The Lamont’s.

On December 31, 2021, our family received a Holiday Card from Ned and Annie Lamont and their family. Its message so capsulized our own feelings that I wanted to share the message with you. Here is their wish – and ours as well.

For Sarah Weddington (1945-2021), RIP = Rest In Power.

Mike Magee “I am sure when my obituary is written, the lead paragraph will be about Roe v. Wade. I thought, over a period of time, that the right of a woman to make a decision about what she would do in a particular pregnancy would be accepted, that by this time, the 30th anniversary […]

Santa’s Message on Health – 2021

Mike Magee When I first posted “Santa’s Letter” four years ago, these three of our ten grandchildren were believers, Trump was in power, and immigrant children were literally dying in cages on our southern border. The words written then, by our youngest of four children and her husband, were much needed reassurance. Our challenges in […]

Eisenhower to Biden on Health Care: “Enlarge the Problem.”

Mike Magee My good friend, Kim Bellard, in a piece published in Medium titled “The Eisenhower Principle”, shines a light on this genuine American hero’s seminal military, political and management insight – “If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.” In Kim’s astute health care analysis, he notes “We’ve learned only half of Eisenhower’s adage: […]

The Terri Schiavo Case: A Cautionary Tale For Justices Who Want to Play Doctor.

Mike Magee For the Justices on the Supreme Court considering allowing the government to “muscle out” the patient-physician relationship in the Mississippi abortion case (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization), the question each should be asking is, “What possibly could go wrong if we remove doctors from delicate life and death decisions?” For historic precedent […]

Note To AMA: Reversing Roe v. Wade Threatens the Patient-Physician Relationship and Societal Trust in Doctors.

Mike Magee “Should anyone present know of any reason that this couple should not be joined in holy matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace.” The admonition above first appeared in the marriage liturgy section of the Book of Common Prayer in 1549 that laid out Church of England guidelines for worship leaders at […]

For A Nation Gripped In Fear, The Solution is Positive Leadership.

Mike Magee I wonder these days, “What are my fellow Americans thinking?” Not knowing the answer, I thought I might share with you what’s on my mind as the nation absorbs everything from Omicron variants to Roe v. Wade teetering on the cliff. My reflections have centered on the issue of change, how it affects […]

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