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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Full Circle, Squished Breasts

Unbelievably, at my last oncology appointment, my doctor ordered a mammogram - for me.   He said, "I think we've been neglecting your routine care."Routine care?   Me and routine care? Does not compute.In 2009, when I was diagnosed, I only had my diseased breast removed, keeping my other one as a souvenir. With...

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Kings star DeMarcus Cousins won’t buy Ranadive’s basketball theory designed for girls

Jun 3, 2015
Kings star DeMarcus Cousins won’t buy Ranadive’s basketball theory designed for girls

When you think about the story of David and Goliath, you don’t automatically think about Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive and his star center DeMarcus Cousins. But there is a link to be drawn, and it doesn’t bode well … Continue reading

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A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

Jun 1, 2015
A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

  After  more than two decades of collecting antique rugs and woven tribal pieces, I still like the hunt. I go to local estate sales and antique fairs hoping that my specialized knowledge will pay off in a great find. … Continue reading

Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper
Why time flies

Why time flies

To some, me included, it’s a compelling mystery as to where the time goes. Especially while standing at the intersection of 50+ and EmptyNest-hood. I often asked myself: Is time moving faster, or am I moving slower? I really believe it’s a little of both. And I think I have finally figured it all...

Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper
It’s the little things

It’s the little things

There’s a little bench on a beautifully shaded street close to my office that often has a little “shrine” or homage displayed. Not big. Not flashy. Nothing blatant. For whom, I know not. Honoring what, I haven’t a clue. It may be a small bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, or a balloon, or a colorfully painted...

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When moral principles won out over basketball ambitions

May 27, 2015

In a world of moral compromise and rationalization, it’s uplifting to read about a man who did the right thing at the right time. That man was the Rev. John Lo Schiavo, who served as president of the University of … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Training Yourself To Think Differently

Training Yourself To Think Differently

By Eric Nelson


As it turns out, you really can forget how to ride a bike. All it takes is a little effort. About eight months to be exact. 

At least that’s how long it took Destin Sandlin. As a joke, some friends at work gave him a bike specially designed to veer left when the...

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Equal play for equal pay, says this old basketball player

May 25, 2015

I’m no longer a dominating basketball player. I can’t say I deserve to play every minute of the game because I’m better than my teammates. I am, at 69, an average player in the Capital Athletic Club B league. But … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
The New One Minute Manager

May 20, 2015

What I was not expecting was to find that Blanchard and Johnson have, in this slim unadorned volume, encapsulated so much of what our country (our world!) needs to hear, to learn, to practice if we are to survive past the midpoint of the twentyfirst ce...

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Traveling solo takes a special mindset

May 20, 2015
Traveling solo takes a special mindset

  I was a late arrival to international traveling. I spent most of my adult years imagining myself as an adventurous fellow, but I always found excuses to avoid trips to far-off places. Part of the reason was a fear … Continue reading

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