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Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

Sep 15, 2014
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

The scene unfolded like a silent movie. I was riding my bike on Third Street near S Street in downtown Sacramento Friday morning, a transitional area near the freeway where state offices give way to modest homes. It saw two … Continue reading

MidLifeBloggers
Changes….

Sep 13, 2014

Today I changed my Twitter handle from @MidLifeBloggers to @Jane_Gassner.

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Bra Day, another metastasis

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

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From Atlanta Hawks to Kings, racial differences don’t equal racism

Sep 10, 2014

Let us give thanks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, the  author of several books on achievements by blacks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pick in 2012 to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador, may open … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pinktober, Metastasized

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

MidLifeBloggers
Introducing JaneGassner(dot)com

Sep 8, 2014

I’ve been a professional writer for almost forty years and in that time, my work has become scattered all over. Some of my earliest pieces are radio news stories, which exist, if at all, on rickety tape cassettes that I’ve carried with me over the years. My feature magazine articles are in the archives...

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Children pay price for parents’ willful ignorance

Sep 8, 2014

In discussing her long history of depression, California’s secretary of state, Debra Bowen, said  in a Los Angeles Times story that she had opted not to have children because she thought it would be irresponsible to put another person “through … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Back To School: Better Grades Do Not Require Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Back To School: Better Grades Do Not Require Abuse of Prescription Drugs

It used to be all you needed to do well on your high school calculus test was a disciplined study plan, a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast. Nowadays you might need to add a dose or two of Adderall or Ritalin as well. Or so it would seem.


The pressure to get good...

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Motorcycling gets a sex change

Sep 3, 2014
Motorcycling gets a sex change

I’m 0 for 3 on my sex stereotyping lately. Three times in the past week I’ve been irritated by drivers cutting in and out of traffic lanes, tailgating and driving too fast on local streets. And three times, I assumed … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Emmy Nominee "Escape Fire" Inspires Fresh Approach to Health

Emmy Nominee "Escape Fire" Inspires Fresh Approach to Health

Perhaps the best thing that will come from Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare being nominated for an Emmy Award is that it will give even more viewers a sense that our country’s troubled healthcare system can actually be saved and that its success depends, not just on the decisions made...

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