Category Archives: Politics

THOUGHTS FOR THOSE WHO TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY


One thing that seems common to both sides of our current divisions is a significant lack of humor. This piece from the Archives is dedicated to you.   Save the whales. Collect the whole set. A day without sunshine is … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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How History Works


Welcome back to the start of another week. Here is a little food for thought from the archives for Monday’s Poem of the Week. Be well, stay safe. how history works they raged against it, that steel abomination, that industrial … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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Progress


It’s Monday morning. The recent storms have left the Southern California mountains vested with a magnificent mantle of white without burdening the inhabitants of the lower elevations with snow shoveling duties. Grateful for our geography, here is another offering for … Continue reading

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A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom…


A is for Anxiety, B is for Boredom… Are there any of us in 2020 who are not dealing with these emotions?  One of my benefits of the lock-down is the increased time I’ve had to read. Despite having over … Continue reading

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Bridging the Divide


As a physician, as someone who has been trained in and believes in science, I share the frustrations of all my colleagues who are faced with members of the public choosing not to wear masks and denying the realities of … Continue reading

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Death by Stupidity


The title of this piece was designed for the piece that follows, though it may just as well be applicable to our present day circumstances. Somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to write something appropriate about our recent election or … Continue reading

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To Vote Or Not To Vote


TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE… I wrote this piece several elections ago, but it seems even more pertinent now than it was then. I have to confess, I originally wrote it mainly because I knew my son would read … Continue reading

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What Happens When Dreams Are Lost


I was born and grew up in a Communist country, and I am as aware as anyone, and more so than most, of the falseness of the Party propaganda regarding the supposed equality given all workers in the Communist State. … Continue reading

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