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Grumpy diner lacks sense of adventure

Jul 5, 2016

When I want a midmorning treat, I head for the McDonald’s restaurant at Broadway and 24th Street in Sacramento and get the Sausage McMuffin with Egg  breakfast. It comes with a hash-brown patty and coffee. The last one I got … Continue reading

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Shadow of massacre hangs over U.S.-backed university in Vietnam

Jun 29, 2016

Should a former Navy SEAL implicated in a massacre of civilians in a Vietnamese village be appointed to head a major American-sponsored university in that country? Fans of redemption narratives seem inspired by the recent appointment of former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey … Continue reading

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Sigma Tau Alpha STS, the venerable Greek House

Jun 28, 2016

To be good at social media is to understand the marketplace, the machinations of the brands, and the way people's minds work. It's an equation that defies Ten Easy Steps and moves somewhere into the fine art of social psychology. I love it.

Consciousness and Health
Understanding God’s Gift of Awe

Understanding God’s Gift of Awe

By Eric Nelson


“We have eyes, yet see not; ears that hear not,” insists Jason Silva in an episode of his hugely popular YouTube program Shots of Awe, “and hearts that neither feel nor understand.”
 
A compelling statement, to be sure, even if it’s deeper meaning isn’t immediately apparent.
 
It’s actually a paraphrase...

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West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

Jun 27, 2016
West Sacramento honors hometown boxing great Joey Lopes

I went to the official opening of the Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park in West Sacramento last Friday. A couple of hundred people attended the upbeat ceremony to celebrate the years-long effort to create a 4-acre park off West Capitol Avenue … Continue reading

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June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

So what have I been up to for the past six months? Writing to earn a living.

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Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Jun 23, 2016
Huge culvert crossing under bike trail should help salmon stranded during floods

Despite being a pessimistic observer of the salmon and steelhead decline in Northern California, I find my spirits lifted by a protection project going on close to home. Let’s call it a tiny light at the end of a tunnel … Continue reading

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Better to develop a new skill than curse the darkness

Jun 20, 2016

“When is the last time you improved at anything?” That question hit home when I read it in a recent New York Times article on aging. Writer Gerald Marzorati clarified that he was talking about improving at a demanding skill … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
California’s Death With Dignity Law Urges Deeper Understanding of Life

California’s Death With Dignity Law Urges Deeper Understanding of Life

By Eric Nelson


Last week, a new law went into effect in California that allows doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally ill patients wishing to die on their own terms. Prompted in large part by the experience of Brittany Maynard, a former Bay Area resident diagnosed with cancer who moved with...

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From O.J. Simpson to Stanford sex-assault case, two wrongs don’t produce a right

Jun 17, 2016

Assuming O.J. Simpson was guilty of double murder, as most of white America thinks, was it rough justice for a largely black jury to acquit him because the Los Angeles cops had a sorry record of brutalizing blacks, most memorably … Continue reading

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