Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Loss of Appetite in Cancer Patients – Part Two

So, your loved one has advanced cancer, is not eating, and you want to help. First, please read part one.  You must understand that what you think is a loss of appetite is more than that - it's a true physical inability to eat.  It's a symptom and...

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Arena developers, Kings on wrong side of immigration issue

Nov 25, 2015

I would feel proud if the movers and shakers in Sacramento backed a program to bring desperate Syrian war refugees to our city. Instead, they are promoting a plan to allow wealthy foreigners to go to the head of the … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Loss of Appetite in Cancer Patients – Part One

In some people, cancer causes "loss of appetite."  Only it's not really a mere loss of appetite; there is no good medical description for what really happens.  I know because I'm experiencing it. From a site about this topic: "..the inability to eat and the associated weight loss often causes conflicts within relationships. In fact, nutrition and...

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“Safe space” won’t solve case of slain Grant High football player

Nov 23, 2015

One wonders whether there is a “safe space” for a witness with a troubled conscience. This would be a person who saw the fatal shooting of Grant High School football player Jaulon Clavo Nov. 13. The 17-year-old Clavo was gunned … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Something To Be Thankful For, Something To Be Thankful To

Something To Be Thankful For, Something To Be Thankful To

By Eric Nelson

It was a moment that literally stopped me in my tracks.
As I was walking through San Diego’s Balboa Park – the Spreckels organ pavilion to my back, the Museum of Art to my front – I found myself suddenly, inexplicably, overcome with the most amazing rush of gratitude. It lasted no more...


It’s That Time of Year Again

Nov 21, 2015

Halloween is over. Daylight Savings is gone for another year. The holidays are fast approaching. In fact, the days are flipping by faster than a calendar montage in an old black and white movie. This, I find, is what happens as I’ve moved to The Other Side of Sixty. Things get away from me...


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Searching for words to capture Vietnam experience

Nov 18, 2015

One has only learnt to get the better of words For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture Is a new beginning, … Continue reading

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When you take on power, there are no “safe spaces”

Nov 16, 2015

I’m not feeling at all sympathetic to the idea of creating “safe spaces” for the growing number of people who feel life has given them a raw deal because they’re black, female, gay, transgender, oppressed campus activists or some other … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
National Family Caregivers’ Month – written by my husband

November is National Family Caregivers' Month.  My husband is the one who does most of what we know as "caregiving."Recently,  I asked him, "what is it like?  What does being a caregiver mean to you?"  Our plans for life and dreams for the future have certainly ...changed. Things we thought we'd be doing, we...

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Appeasing DeMarcus Cousins is a losing tactic

Nov 13, 2015

Insanity is doing the same stupid thing over and over but expecting a different result. It should be clear by now that appeasing DeMarcus Cousins brings nothing but losing seasons to Sacramento. It should be evident that undermining good coaches … Continue reading

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