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Consciousness and Health
Handling Homelessness with Prayer

Handling Homelessness with Prayer

By Eric Nelson


The San Francisco Chronicle, along with more than 70 other Bay Area news outlets, joined forces recently to draw attention to the problem of homelessness. “We see the misery around us,” they wrote in an open letter, addressed to the city and people of San Francisco, “and we sense it...

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Seeing America through different eyes

Jul 18, 2016

Here’s a tale of two Americas that may shed some light on why so many folks think our social system just ain’t fair. First, we have a big bank suspected of laundering nearly $900 million for drug traffickers and processing … Continue reading

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Aunt May would be rolling in her grave if she knew the old brownstone’s price

Jul 14, 2016
Aunt May would be rolling in her grave if she knew the old brownstone’s price

“Merciful heavens!” That’s what I imagine my Aunt May would exclaim if she were alive and told her old family home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was valued at $1.27 million. I learned that  price because I checked out … Continue reading

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Pursuit of athletic fantasies can be costly

Jul 11, 2016

“At what point do you have a fantasy versus a dream?” That was the question posed by a father who had doubts about his son’s ability to play Division I college basketball. “At some point for him and all these … Continue reading

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Customer satisfaction falls short at restaurant, Nordstrom

Jul 7, 2016

As my Tuesday blog probably made clear, I am not a foodie who seeks surprise, mystery and adventure when I dine out at a restaurant. I want comprehensible menu choices with at least a few reliable comfort-food selections. How can a … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Dr. Katherine Albrecht Radio Show

Did you miss me in the Dr. Katherine Albrecht radio show today?I'm not surprised if you did, since I didn't post the info.  I'm been going through a lot these days and am struggling with posting. (No bad news though, nothing to worry about.)Dr. Albrec...

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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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