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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Sweetest Words

Top of the roller coaster - again The sweetest words in the English language include,  "I love you" and "You won the powerball, here is a check for 1.3 billion." And, of course,  "Pathological Complete Response." I have been lucky enough to hear two out of three of those phrases. After being in remission for a year, my...

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Donald Trump, Amy Schumer and public decency

Feb 3, 2016

Before drawing an unflattering connection between Donald Trump, comedian Amy Schumer and life in the gutter, let me step back to an era when the American public could find common ground in a penetrating question about public decency. The question … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Overdue Book Reports

I see I did review a couple of these..... It's like high school all over again.  I am assigned People ask me to review their book and write a report review.  I love to read, and pretty much always agree that this is a good idea.  What is better ...

MidLifeBloggers
Wild California Weather & the Lure of Hawaii

Feb 1, 2016

I recall being quite full of myself, journalist junketing me and all that. However, the actual week bore no resemblance to The Quiet American and Michael Caine was definitely not part of the package.

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The variable price of law enforcement in Sacramento

Feb 1, 2016

When I saw the letter from the Sacramento Police Department, I took a deep breath and prepared myself for a whack in the wallet. The last go-round with local law enforcement had cost us about $600. I say “us” because, … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Future of Metastatic Cancer Research

"When it comes to cancer, time matters."  C. Anthony Blau It's my belief that we are at the very start of cancer research. If you think about how much more we know than we did 50 years ago, sure, we have made great strides;  some cancers that were formerly incurable now have treatments that allow...

MidLifeBloggers
The Other Side of Sixty: Pulling No Punches

Jan 27, 2016

Oh, and by the way: I will talk about death. And farting in public.

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There must be a better way to handle a pitch for money

Jan 27, 2016

When I left my athletic club in downtown Sacramento last Sunday, I saw a middle-aged black woman standing across the street. I didn’t immediately take her for a street person. “Are you from Sacramento?” she asked as I approached. I said … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Health Tip: Do Not Be Too Quick to Respond to Headlines

Health Tip: Do Not Be Too Quick to Respond to Headlines

By Eric Nelson


The comments I’ve gotten on Facebook about my most recent column, “Is ‘The Force’ a metaphor for God,” are telling.
 
Some have answered the question with a simple “yes” or “no.” Others have wondered why the question is being asked in the first place. One commenter even accused me of taking...

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Painting of kitchen gets complicated

Jan 25, 2016
Painting of kitchen gets complicated

The fourth painter arrived 10 minutes early to do an estimate for painting the kitchen and laundry room. He sent his proposal in the time promised. That’s real progress after three weeks of hunting. The first two painters, despite their … Continue reading

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