• Keep your eye on the ball, part 2
    By Bill Stork, DVM Soccermay be the "Beautiful Game," and horse racing the "Sport ofKings," but baseball is much more than "America's Pastime." It hasbeen called sport's greatest metaphor for life. The Read more
  • Pumpkin, part 1
    By Bill Stork, DVM Twenty-oneyears ago, I graduated from the University of Illinois College ofVeterinary Medicine. In the process of considering jobs at clinicsin most Big Ten states I met a lot Read more
  • Pumpkin, part 2
    By Bill Stork, DVM Asif it were the gold standard in feline diagnostics,I flicked Pumpkin's paralumbar fossa firmly with my middlefinger. The fur was so tight she thumped like an over-ripe Georgiawatermelon. Food Read more
  • Dr. Ryan
    By Bill Stork, DVM I'mworking on a theory that if you dig a little, most people are prettyamazing. Inthe University of Illinois class of 1992, we had Joe Whalen, Read more
  • Hedley Rides Again
    By Bill Stork, DVM You may recall my friend Bruiser, the God-fearing guitarslinger from Champaign, Illinois, his venerable collie Hedley and theiradventures during a sabbatical in Austin. For those Read more
  • The Boutros Brothers
    By Bill Stork, DVMI was recently asked to speak to Mrs. Haviland's Health Professions class at Lake Mills High School. Sue and her miniature dachshund, Ilse, are among our favorite people and Read more
  • When love comes to town
    By Bill Stork, DVMInspired by the global success of Live Aid, conceived to bring awareness to the ongoing famine in Ethiopia, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young organized a movement to bring aid Read more
  • All gave some
    By Bill Stork, DVMI can't imagine a more spectacular place than southern Wisconsin in May. Rust red hip-roof dairy barns are wrapped in Ireland green pastures of alfalfa, with herds of black and white Holsteins ambling Read more
  • The Webb Wilder Credo
    By Bill Stork, DVMI've checked email, voicemail, snail mail and text messages. I keep expecting to be invited to speak at a graduation. So far, nothing.Though it is said that unsolicited advice is Read more
  • Ol
    OléBy Bill Stork, DVMIt was early spring 1985, at South Farms, University of Illinois. Late in the third year of my undergraduate education, I pondered my future. Having recently attended a local rodeo and Read more
  • Mule Skinner Blues
    Mule Skinner BluesBy Bill Stork, DVMWe would never think to call any song with a guitar, bass and drums, "Beatles Music." It would be equally absurd to refer to every symphony Read more
  • Up Nort', the sequel
    Up Nort', the sequelBy Bill Stork, DVM Revelations from the river side... Everybody has limitations, whether it be lack of intelligence, or having only one hand. As for those who think they're perfect, Read more
  • The Wave
    The WaveBy Bill Stork, DVMBy 1982 my dream of becoming a veterinarian was in overdrive. A misnomer, there was not so much as a pond in sight from Lakeview High School. Read more
  • Blood red, pasty white and screaming the blues
    Blood red, pasty white and screaming the bluesBy Bill Stork, DVMAs the sun began to sink into the western haze early in the evening of our nation’s 220th birthday, Butch Read more
  • A Fair Legacy
    A Fair LegacyBy Bill Stork, DVMAlongside rolling rural roads, you have surely noticed the square blue yard signs with white block letters that say "Fair."Look closely, and you may see Read more
  • Keep your eye on the ball, part 1
    By Bill Stork, DVM Ina recent appearance at Stoughton Opera House, Michael Perry opened bythanking the standing room only audience: "Youhave just braved a blizzard and paid Read more

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