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Flashback Friday: Christmas 1975

Mar 21, 2014

If I had known you in 1975, I would have sent you this invitation to my first Christmas party  in LA. This grande dame was a figment of my imagination. Over the years, she has graced other cards and even, for one instant, thought of having a comic strip of her own. Sort of...

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Bob New Heart
UCSF Medical Center-Oncology

Mar 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

After a couple of weeks  gathering all my recent test info , the latest PSA report and the pathology  report and slides and shipping them off to UCSF Medical Center, I have  an appointment  next Wednesday March 26th at UCSF. I will now have two separate but somewhat connected departments and campuses...

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Insights from the obituary pages

Mar 19, 2014

While reading newspaper obituaries recently – the Irish sporting section – I noticed one that said a Sacramento woman had gone to heaven to join her husband. It must be comforting for survivors to have such certainty. I grew up … Continue reading

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things is keeping me up at night

Mar 18, 2014

Hoffman has created a mashup of genres: historical fiction, magical realism, and bodice-ripping romance. Yes, it really is that terrible.

Consciousness and Health
Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

For Kelly Turner, a researcher and lecturer in the field of integrative oncology, the realization that spontaneous remission of cancer was even a possibility blew her mind. For the rest of the world, perhaps particularly those who have been diagnosed with cancer, having a better understanding of this largely misunderstood phenomenon could literally...

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Arena, new B Street theater are different ball games

Mar 17, 2014

Earlier this year, my wife and I decided to make a significant donation to the B Street Theatre’s campaign to build a new theater in midtown Sacramento. We did that because, as B Street subscribers for many years, we have … Continue reading

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How my ad got me a discount at Macy’s

Mar 12, 2014
How my ad got me a discount at Macy’s

Here’s a curious thing: I seem to have gotten a beneficial misprint in an eight-page advertising insert extolling the great values to be found at a Macy’s one-day sale that starts today. Actually, the “sale too big to fit in … Continue reading

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Pitbulls & Chihauhaus: Dealing with the Real Dog Within

Mar 11, 2014

A toy Chihuahua is about as far from a Pit Bull as one can get, but really the main difference between them, according to the research I’ve done, is their size. They are both still animals with the instincts and breeding that go back thousands of years. That means that both breeds can be...

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Spine Surgery 3 Months Later

Mar 11, 2014

A friend asked me the other day how I was feeling, and I answered--determined. I will return to the glorious physical self I never was before.

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Thoughts on Life and Health

Recently, a little hummingbird blew off course and smacked into my window.  I have a feeder out back, and I've enjoyed watching two little birds share it over the past year.  I've gotten to know them a bit, so I was quite upset to hear the bang...



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