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Semi Colon: Book Recommendations from the Bottom of my Pile

A sad fact about cancer is it took away one of my life's most pleasurable activities - reading.  I've been a reader since I was a little kid; some of my best days were spent outside, holding a book as big as me, sitting in the cool shade of a tree on ...

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Think before you use that stereotype

Apr 1, 2015

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. … What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. These lines from an early 19th century nursery rhyme, which still rang true through the … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

By Eric Nelson


As trailblazing as it may seem, the field of mind-body medicine may actually be stuck in the mud, trying in vain to extract itself from the idea that matter is the be-all and end-all of existence.

Even as it acknowledges decidedly non-matter-based factors like compassion, companionship and an absence of stress as essential...

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Negative cliché casts shadow on McClatchy’s state title win

Mar 30, 2015

McClatchy blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 of regulation and also let a four-point advantage slip away in the first overtime. Ouch and double ouch! That first sentence came from a photo cutline on the front page of … Continue reading

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Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

Mar 25, 2015
Bare legs disappearing in today’s basketball

If you’re a fashionista, you might have noticed that the legs of male basketball players are disappearing from view these days. The New York Times had a lengthy article last Sunday in its sports section on this subject. Where once … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
You Can’t Google Intuition

You Can’t Google Intuition

By Eric Nelson


During a familiar and oft-quoted exchange just before his crucifixion, Jesus is asked by Pontius Pilate that singular question that continues to reverberate some two thousand years later:
 
“What is truth?”
 
Apparently, the folks at Google are wondering the same thing.
 

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