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A Fourth of July table treat

Here is a simple treat for those with a mind sharpened, but still able to see humor in the times. It's a simple dish. All you need to buy are some dry roasted nuts and condoms.

The Dish: Official White House Part Snack Mix

Ingredients: Partially salted, almost Organic Dry Roasted Nuts, Condoms

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A Parody for the Fire Monkey Year

We are about to embark into a Fire Monkey year, which will prove itself to be chaotic, volatile, but not as devastating as some may think. Perhaps a year of gas, but not a real relief from our political constipation.

So, in the spirit of Weird Al, here is a parody that some of  Read More 
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Health Care

There may be a number of people that are relieved that they have healthcare, courtesy of the Affordable health care Act, or Obamacare. For me, I am glad to have something just in case I experienced some kind of catastrophic accident. But, that is about it.

There are so many holes and flaws with  Read More 
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FRACKING

I am posting here a letter I sent to SLOLife, which the editor-in-chief, Tom Franciskovich was so gracious to publish, despite my criticism of his earlier article. In recent weeks in SLO county there have been other battles over water in the north county which will certainly be eclipsed if fracking is allowed.

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Grieving For Children Passed

This talk was given by Robert Sachs at The Compassionate Friends gathering on December 9th in Arroyo Grande, CA. This was a Light Up a Life gathering for parents to celebrate the lives of their deceased children.

β€œOn January 17th, our daughter, Shamara Phillipa, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Beyond the grieving  Read More 
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The "Getting Real" Factor

In the panic and promise of the year 2012, I note a polarity which - I contend - is dis-empowering any which way you cut it.

On the one side, there is the "Fear Factor" crowd. Global devastation and collapse either at the hand of nature, corporations and their army/nations, or a combination thereof.  Read More 
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A different kind of election - in my dreams?

Big money has been ubiquitously understood as the bane to any fair, democratic electoral process. It was understood by our Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, FDR, and Dwight Eisenhower. Our current President seems to almost understand this, but his will to commit to an act on this understanding is suppressed in the commonly held belief  Read More 
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PTSD as a political ploy

NPR gave a report that the First Lady is heading an initiative to help get physicians trained in how to work with PTSD. Sounds good - almost.

The fact is that research and practical experience has proven that bodywork and meditation have been the most effective tools in helping vets and others experiencing PTSD  Read More 
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Getting Over Yourself and What to Do Next

I have heard so much as of late the issue of feeling "disconnected" and the emotional/existential issues that this brings up.
So, here is a simple message...
It's not about you.

Let's start with a fact so you can get over it all - and I do mean it all.

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The Times We are In

Our minds, out of habit, crave unambiguous, well-packaged reality. If we all accept that in truth, all of us want to be happy, then such a craving would seem both logical and a useful as the impetus to achieve this utopian goal.
Yet, time and again, our efforts get foiled – no matter where we  Read More 
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