• Ralph Crawford

    Luctor et Emergo

    September 21, 2017 by Ralph Crawford

    Last May I participated in a truly wonderful weekend of  celebration. With my classmates we celebrated our 60th anniversary of receiving our Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Notre Dame in Wilcox Saskatchewan – about 50 kilometers south […]

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    Being Knowledgeable is a Natural Instinct for Humans

    June 20, 2017 by Ralph Crawford

    Scanning the obituaries in the newspaper seems to be a routine today that hardly ever existed in my younger years. Perhaps it has a lot to do with the fact that so many of the men and women who appear […]

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    Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try

    April 19, 2017 by Ralph Crawford

    Recently I attended the annual general meeting of the condo complex where we live. In attendance was representation of 41 of the 44 owners. The meeting went along quite well with a review of the past year activities and the […]

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    You Can’t Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future

    February 23, 2017 by Ralph Crawford

    Recently while wandering through a busy shopping mall and passing by a variety type store that sold stationary, cards and office supplies my eye caught a plaque-like sign displaying sage advice: You can’t change your past, but you can change […]

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    Build Well, Live Well

    November 21, 2016 by Ralph Crawford

    We are all aware of the amazing changes in the housing market across Canada, particularly in Toronto and Vancouver where million dollar homes are now the norm. Much has been said that the bubble will burst and today’s big questions […]

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    Consult An Expert

    September 21, 2016 by Ralph Crawford

    I was recently rearranging and straightening my office bookshelves, which, among numerous items, contains a collection of antique dental texts, some going back over a hundred years. Along with the ancient text books is the complete collection of the Journal […]

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    75 GREAT Volumes

    June 20, 2016 by Ralph Crawford

    This particular issue of The Professional Advisory celebrates 75 consecutive publications proudly distributed to Ontario dentists since May 2001. That first issue’s opening introduction paragraph detailed the The Professional Advisory purpose that essentially hasn’t changed a bit in 15 years: […]

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    Never Better

    April 20, 2016 by Ralph Crawford

    Last January, my wife Olga and I attended the 132nd annual meeting of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA) in Winnipeg. Counting the 1964 meeting we attended while I was a fourth-year dental student, it was our 53rd meeting. The interesting […]

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    Seek Wise Counsel

    February 23, 2016 by Ralph Crawford

    Just prior to the holidays in mid-December we attended a magnificent Christmas concert that featured an outstanding men’s choir and a military band. The event certainly helped in preparing us for the meaning of Christmas and the joy that the […]

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    The Five “Cs” of Success

    November 18, 2015 by Ralph Crawford

    Not long ago I was clearing out and shredding a lot of material from an overflowing filing cabinet and came across a memo relating to what I’m guessing was a dental practice course I had attended many years ago. There […]