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The murky moral jungle of the basketball court

Jan 28, 2015

My nephew Robert, a thoughtful and enthusiastic basketball player, raised the issue of players who intentionally break the rules out of sight of the referees and then say, “It ain’t  a foul if the ref doesn’t call it.” Aren’t such … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
Scene from the “Who Gives A Shit” File

Jan 27, 2015

INT. DAY. SKECHERS SHOE STORE, SHERMAN OAKS GALLERIA. The shop is empty except for an OLDER WOMAN, the customer,  and TWO 20-SOMETHING MEN, the sales staff. The woman is carefully examining the shoes on display. The young men are hanging out at the front of the store talking and rearranging shoes in the display window....

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Consciousness and Health
The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

According to Ivan Oransky, a medical doctor and former editor of Reuters Health, everyone reading this column is suffering from the universally terminal condition called pre-death. This assumes, of course, that everyone reading this article is actually alive.


Although said with tongue firmly planted in cheek to an audience of health groupies at the...

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Consciousness and Health
The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

The Preposterous Proliferation of Preconditions

According to Ivan Oransky, a medical doctor and former editor of Reuters Health, everyone reading this column is suffering from the universally terminal condition called pre-death. This assumes, of course, that everyone reading this article is actually alive.


Although said with tongue firmly planted in cheek to an audience of health groupies at the...

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Owners of Kings show how to win at money game

Jan 26, 2015

It’s a new year with the same old story: the rich get richer while the working folks come up short. The owners of the Sacramento Kings have seen the value of their franchise increase to $800 million, according to a … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
"Just"

The word "just" got me in trouble the other day. Deservedly.  I am bending over for my spanking now. Please be gentle. Somebody had sent me a link to an article about an extremely attractive women with DD breasts who had been diagnosed with the BRCA mutation at age 19.  By 27, she had made...

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“Selma” provides no bridge over troubled water

Jan 22, 2015

I still believe that freedom is the bonus you receive for telling the truth. Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. – Martin Luther King Jr., March 14, 1968 speech. In the contentious arena of … Continue reading

Bob New Heart
Bob New Heart 2015-01-20 12:53:00

Jan 20, 2015
Bob New Heart 2015-01-20 12:53:00

January 20, 2015


Catching Up



I have been remiss posting on this blog lately. I am catching up the last few months.


New year and new tests at UCSF.  January 7th I was at UCSF-Mt Zion campus to meet with the radiation doc, Dr. Alexander Gottschalk and my Oncologist, Dr. Matthew Cooperberg. I was there for my...

Consciousness and Health
Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

Confronting the Terror of Failing Health

In the midst of all the horror, outrage and despair surrounding the brutal attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, one image stands out above them all: A crowd gathered at the Place de la République holding up an illuminated sign declaring, “NOT AFRAID.”

 
Not a demand for justice, as important as...

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The joy of calling Macy’s about a phishing scam

Jan 19, 2015

Perhaps Macy’s executives are more annoyed than I am. Phishing con artists have been using the same 800 telephone number to impersonate Macy’s credit department staff for at least seven years, my modest probe discovered.  I’ve been trying to figure … Continue reading

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