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How not to recover from a business mess

Apr 13, 2015

What do Bonney Plumbing of Sacramento and Rolling Stone magazine have in common? Both businesses have bosses that seem to be tone deaf about how their nasty messes play out in the public eye. Let’s start with Bonney Plumbing, a … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
SXSW, Part 1

On March 15, along with David Kopp of Healthline, I moderated a core conversation at SXSW. Being selected to do this was a great honor, and it wouldn't have happened without you, my regular readers.  So I obviously want to share some of my experiences with you. What is SXSW? South by Southwest, or "South by"...

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Old wood paneling poses knotty problem

Apr 8, 2015
Old wood paneling poses knotty problem

  As homeowners know, when you upgrade one thing, other things begin to look faded and worn. Last summer, I replaced three of the casement windows in the large upstairs room I use as a study. I did this for … Continue reading

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Wild words on public subsidies for sports arenas

Apr 6, 2015

Far out, man! That’s my throwback reaction to this morning’s editorial in the Sacramento Bee bearing this headline: “Ditch tax break for pro arenas/ Obama’s budget would end subsidy.” The headline is so preposterous coming from the Bee that I … Continue reading

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Wanted: The Single Person’s Life

Apr 5, 2015

I was totally taken with this idea of the Single Person's Life, which emerged as a full-blown vision.

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Consciousness and Health
In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

In Search Of A Cure For Cancer

By Eric Nelson


Until recently, any recovery from serious disease not involving medical intervention was usually dismissed as little more than “spontaneous remission,” generally defined as the unexpected disappearance of a particular ailment by inexplicable means. These days, however, there appears to be a growing willingness to re-examine such dramatic changes in an individual’s health...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Semi Colon: Book Recommendations from the Bottom of my Pile

A sad fact about cancer is it took away one of my life's most pleasurable activities - reading.  I've been a reader since I was a little kid; some of my best days were spent outside, holding a book as big as me, sitting in the cool shade of a tree on ...

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Think before you use that stereotype

Apr 1, 2015

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. … What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. These lines from an early 19th century nursery rhyme, which still rang true through the … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

Redefining The Mind-Body Connection

By Eric Nelson


As trailblazing as it may seem, the field of mind-body medicine may actually be stuck in the mud, trying in vain to extract itself from the idea that matter is the be-all and end-all of existence.

Even as it acknowledges decidedly non-matter-based factors like compassion, companionship and an absence of stress as essential...

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Negative cliché casts shadow on McClatchy’s state title win

Mar 30, 2015

McClatchy blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:11 of regulation and also let a four-point advantage slip away in the first overtime. Ouch and double ouch! That first sentence came from a photo cutline on the front page of … Continue reading

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