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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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Where was God during Orlando massacre?

Jun 15, 2016

Like so many people, I have no explanation for the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub other than that the world can be a rotten place sometimes. I wish those using the tragedy to promote their own … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Are there really more reasons to be sick?

Are there really more reasons to be sick?

By Eric Nelson


According John Fauber and Kristina Fiore, illness is on the rise. Not because more people are getting sick, but because more people are being given reasons to think of themselves as sick.
 
“Know someone who shouts and pounds on the steering wheel when cut off in traffic? They might be one of 16...

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My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

Jun 13, 2016
My older sister missed the Belmont Stakes this year

My sister Mil didn’t get to hear the roar of the crowd Saturday at the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes. It was probably the first Belmont she missed experiencing vicariously in about 60 years. Her house in Floral Park, … Continue reading

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“Follow your passion” has a ring of religion to it

Jun 9, 2016

When I started my adult work life, I don’t recall anyone telling me to “follow your passion.” The closest thing to that was advice from a worldly wise man who told me “to make your avocation your vocation.” The other … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Live for Joy

I have been truly blessed.  Back when I was first diagnosed, five years ago, June 15, 2011, I set a goal.  I wanted to see my youngest, then 14,  graduate from high school.  In my mind, that event put a period on the job I was supposed to do - ...

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