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The Forgotten Man

December 10, 2012


I am writing this post while sitting in the Café Strada near the Berkeley campus and as usual the café is crowded with students doing their homework. Next to me are three young women animatedly discussing their answers to a social studies question on  welfare benefits. I long to interrupt their discussion and tell them about the forgotten man. […]

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Eating Fried Chicken Reduces Breast Cancer

August 13, 2012


Starbucks will give me 10 cents off  my next drink if I bring in a reusable tumbler and save a paper cup.  Their advertising blurb encourages me to think of the effect on the environment if thousands of people traded their paper cups for Starbucks’ reusable mugs.  Retailers are feeling increasingly charitable these days.  The […]

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Touching A Sacred Cow

April 20, 2012


With federal, state and municipal services in retrenchment mode perhaps it’s time to explore some alternatives, even it means challenging some sacred cows. For example, those of us who live in the San Francisco Bay Area, have become virtually inured to the sight of homeless persons on our streets, but how many of us have […]

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