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Sacramento’s a great place for questions with no answers

Jan 12, 2015

“How could anyone with a shred of fiscal responsibility agree to hand out city pay hikes of up to 12 percent over the next two years in the face of our coming budget nightmare?” That’s a question posed by Craig … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Is There Such A Thing As Psychedelic-Induced Spirituality?

Asked if they could envision a day when psychedelic drugs could or should be used to heighten an individual’s tendency toward empathy and compassion, both men sitting on a stage in front of a packed auditorium at Stanford University – one a research scientist, the other an accomplished neurosurgeon – responded with a convincing...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time Passes…

When my son was home from college, we watched the "Up" series - 7 Up to 56 Up, one per night. It's a fantastic documentary series, but it made me realize how impossible it would be to capture what has happened to any individual in 7 years. If I'd been in this series,...

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Basketball, peanut butter and hard choices

Jan 8, 2015

I was eating a peanut butter sandwich on sourdough bread the other day and feeling mildly guilty. I knew full well that whole wheat bread would have been a better choice if I truly wanted to keep my new-year resolution … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
New Year Revelation: Father Time Is A Liar

New Year Revelation: Father Time Is A Liar

Well-known bioethicist, author and former Obama administration advisor Ezekiel Emanuel rocked the Twittersphere recently, saying he’d rather not stick around until he reaches what most consider to be a ripe old age. “Seventy-five years is all I want to live,” he wrote in a widely discussed essay in The Atlantic.  “I want to...

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My wife tracks down hit-and-run driver

Jan 5, 2015
My wife tracks down hit-and-run driver

  When my wife heard the phone message from neighbor Bill, she decided not to wake me up from my nap. I was sleeping off the effects of three games of pickup basketball at my athletic club. She would go … Continue reading

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Rebirth of the one-hand set shot

Jan 1, 2015

In the 40-and-over basketball game Monday at my athletic club, I launched the type of one-hand set shot that went of fashion in the 1950s. The three-pointer swished through the net. After making a second straight three-pointer, a teammate exclaimed: … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Good-bye 2014, Hello 2015

It is the last day of 2014.  It has been an interesting year for me - one of incredibly good news, and yet also one of transition.  In some ways, I think it is as difficult to stand at the precipice of death as it is to stand safely a few steps ...

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Concern over arena’s impact on Marshall Hotel residents should have come long ago

Dec 29, 2014

It’s hard to know what to make of a five-page spread Sunday in the Sacramento Bee headlined “The last days of the Hotel Marshall.” The story chronicled the forced departure of 57 impoverished residents from the downtown hotel that had … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Are Brain Training Games Worth The Investment?

Are Brain Training Games Worth The Investment?

Every time the public radio station here in the Bay Area holds a pledge drive, you can pretty much count on them dangling a free subscription to Lumosity’s suite of online brain training games as a way to convince even the stingiest of listeners to make a donation. 


A clever ploy, especially when you consider...

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