Category Archives: Politics

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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Decline and Fall


There was a time, not so long ago that it no longer exists in my memory, when it was expected that family members of wealthier, educated people would enter public service, and do their part in maintaining the integrity of … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Believe Can Still Kill You


During World War II, Churchill warned: “There are vast numbers…in every land, who will render faithful service in this war, but whose names will never be known.” Much has changed since WW II, but our fears have not. Needing to … Continue reading

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Forgive us our trespasses…


I recently wrote a post about the four requirements in life for happiness: friends and family, doing for others, forgiveness and gratitude. Of these four, the one that seems the hardest for me (and many others) is the one involving … Continue reading

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Visionary Ideas for our Times


These are dark times for our country and our world. Octavia E. Butler offers in her sci-fi novels “Earthseed” some remarkable insights that seem to provide a bright light on the dangers and challenges we are currently facing, as well … Continue reading

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