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Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

Aug 6, 2014

Her book is eminently approachable as well. Dot Complicated lays out Zuckerberg's personal experience, warts and all, with social media from the days even before she joined her brother (what was his name again?) at that new startup of his, Facebook.

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Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

Aug 6, 2014
Bicycle ride ends in the emergency room

As I checked traffic before riding my bike across Vallejo Way near California Middle School in Sacramento last Saturday,  I wish an eerie foreboding had come over me, a sixth sense coupled with “Twilight Zone” theme music that my well-ordered … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
‘God In A Bottle’ Claim Invites Further Scrutiny

‘God In A Bottle’ Claim Invites Further Scrutiny

A man who used to suffer from chronic back pain makes a pretty impressive claim about the herbal supplement that finally gave him some relief. “This stuff is God in a bottle,” he says in an advertisement appearing in email spam boxes around the country. “It healed me so fast it was like an...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer (?)

Peggy Orenstein is brave enough to discuss the controversies in CancerLand, the ones we bloggers all tiptoe around because we don't want any feelings hurt.  Her latest article in the New York Times has once again stirred people up and there have been ...

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Mayor Johnson’s vision and my humble water-saving pail

Aug 1, 2014
Mayor Johnson’s vision and my humble water-saving pail

What should I do with the pail I’ve been keeping in the bathroom to save water, now that the mayor of Sacramento and a couple of council members say saving water in this ever-worsening drought isn’t very important? I know … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
Old Age is Older Than Me

Jul 30, 2014

I think where this Orwell saying is concerned, we’re children at every age. That obscene calamity is happening to the person who is much older than we are. Remember when we thought that 30 was really old? And then 40? And 50? And 60? The problem is that as we age and hit those milestones, we...

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Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

Jul 29, 2014
Cousins is no match with Barkley as a winner

  Let’s put blame where it rightly belongs: The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t been fined and suspended by the NBA for spitting on a little girl. That would be Charles Barkley, back in 1991. Barkley and Cousins, however, are both … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Patients Require Compassion, Not Just Competence, From Doctors

Patients Require Compassion, Not Just Competence, From Doctors

True story: A man who severely cut his hand while using a table saw ran screaming into the emergency room of a local hospital. The attending doctor asked that he be given a dose of morphine to calm him down. When he continued screaming, he was given a second dose. And then another. And...

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Forget the spin and hire more reporters, editors

Jul 28, 2014

As unemployed journalists around the country well know, good journalism doesn’t come cheap. It requires many reporters out in the field getting the news and numerous editors processing it. Staffing is the heart of the business, and when you cut … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
The Hour of the Innocents

Jul 27, 2014

To read this felt like a trip to a place I sort of knew and a time I lived during, but because it's filtered through the masculine sensibility, it was also a world totally alien to me.

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