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Consciousness and Health
Is Matter Just A Big Fat Lie?

Is Matter Just A Big Fat Lie?

By Eric Nelson


“Why doesn’t your butt fall through the chair?”

That may sound like a silly question. But if you were to take a stroll through the mind of astrophysicist Adam Frank – the man who asked the question – you might think otherwise.

“Consider, for a moment, the chair your butt is resting on right...

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Feeling like a fish out of water in Red Bluff

May 8, 2015

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Football morality play sets stage for steelhead fishing

May 6, 2015

  Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting … Continue reading

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Master Lock and the Senior Market

May 5, 2015

We live behind a gate. Don’t for a moment, however, think Gated Community with a uniformed attendant screening our visitors. Nor should you imagine one of those  motorized gates where at the flick of a something or other, the gate opens for egress or ingress as appropriate. No, this is your basic wrought iron, keep intruders...

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Consciousness and Health
Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

Can We Be Scared Into Being Healthier?

By Eric Nelson


Anyone over 40 likely remembers the TV ad.

A man standing next to a kitchen stove picks up an egg. 

“This is your brain,” he says. “This is drugs,” he continues, pointing to the piping hot skillet in front of him. 

Then, after cracking the egg into the skillet, he says, “This is your...

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How I discovered steelhead fishing during the Vietnam War

May 4, 2015

Writer’s note: In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, I found myself wandering between two worlds: one as a beginning sports editor in the small town of Red Bluff, California, and the other as a draft resister awaiting federal … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
SXSW Part 2

One thing I wanted to do at SXSW was go to the Gaming Expo and visit Ryan Green, whose family was featured on one the Soul Pancake documentaries (as was I.)  Ryan is creating a video game based on his experiences with his toddler son, Joel, who tragic...

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Pushing boundaries by running and writing poetry

Apr 29, 2015

While reflecting on the accomplishments on two very different people recently, I realized that I was close to the midway point in age between the two of them. That means I’m almost as far from 50 as I’m close to … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
What It Really Means To Be Debt Free

What It Really Means To Be Debt Free

By Eric Nelson


It was a moment that can only be described as the grace of God: Reciting the Lord’s Prayer with a dozen friends during a lunchtime meeting and realizing, mid-prayer no less, that no one owes me a thing. Not money. Not a token of their appreciation. And most importantly, no apology. 

I’d repeated...

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How cheap and demeaning to select art by gender

Apr 27, 2015
How cheap and demeaning to select art by gender

  Talk about adding insult to injury! First, we have a bunch of fat cats grabbing $2.5 million in public money to inflict their version of art on us; now we have would-be exploiters of the public trust lining up … Continue reading

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