Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
My Bid for SXSW – New Video and Vote!

Have you voted for me to be on a Panel at SXSW yet?  David Kopp from Healthline and I want to talk about what it would take to reach for a cure for cancer, and what today's modern, empowered patient can do to help achieve that goal.  Surprise...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!

In the late 1980s I was a young, single mother, with big hair, of course.  Looking back through the dewy gauze of age and chemo, I remember my life then as wonderful, if not exactly carefree. Whatever problems I had have been softened and smoothed wit...

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A luxury box at new Kings arena for the mayor and council

Aug 21, 2014

You can say this about Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his cronies on the City Council: they won’t have trouble finding parking and getting good seats at Kings games and other events at the new downtown arena. While the city’s … Continue reading

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On racial front, it’s two steps forward and a big one back

Aug 20, 2014

Depending where you choose to put your focus, recent events on the racial front can make you feel depressed, inspired or an unsettling combination of both.  The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
What Is It About Religion That Keeps Us Healthy?

What Is It About Religion That Keeps Us Healthy?

In order to be healthy – really, truly healthy – people need religion.

This is not the opening salvo of some evangelical sermon, but the opinion of an increasing number of doctors and medical researchers alike.
“Medical care… does a good job of taking care of us once we get sick, but it doesn’t have a...


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Get bikes off city sidewalks

Aug 18, 2014

Imagine this scenario: A guy’s walking on a crowded Sacramento sidewalk and decides to take a leak. He does his business and splashes a few pedestrians in the process. When a cop confronts him, the guy says he has a … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Five years……

What can happen in five years? A silly, long-haired 12 year old boy grows to become a lanky, bespectacled, scary-smart 6 foot tall man, packing for the start of his elite university education and possible career as a scientist.  A young man, 22, str...

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The choice Robin Williams made

Aug 14, 2014
The choice Robin Williams made

“As the one guy at the suicide hotline said, life isn’t for everybody.” – Robin Williams, in a 2006 interview with Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.” It’s a sad thing when a man who has provided so many people with humor … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Time to Vote For ME to Speak at SXSW

I have been entered to speak at a panel at SXSW (South by Southwest) which is a huge technology/music/film conference in Austin, Texas.  You might remember, Lady Gaga was the keynote speaker last year, Edward Snowden Skyped in from wherever he is in R...

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Torture make you squeamish? Just call it something else

Aug 11, 2014

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” ― George Orwell The above quote comes from George’s Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language,” and I came … Continue reading

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