Category Archives: Society

Medical Tidbits

Here are some goodies they forget to tell you: If you’re taking an iron supplement, don’t take it when you eat calcium rich foods or at the same time you take calcium supplements, if you do – the calcium blocks the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

A west coast NBC (channel 4 out here) broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has started.  I am mildly interested in what the parade will have, floats, balloons, entertainers, etc.  Of course there is the also the necessary evil of the … Continue reading

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The Rich Bardic Tradition

Every once in a while I see a bit of evidence of our society’s limitless appreciation for and love of our storytelling … our bardic tradition.  It’s an organic, almost unconscious process, that results in very vivid and comprehensive incorporation of story elements and characters into … Continue reading

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Contrast, Truth, and Beauty

2001 “Save the Last Dance” – a gem of a movie – have you seen it?  The characters are complex, vivid, and display problems and potential that many of us have experienced, either directly or indirectly.  The stories are familiar – … Continue reading

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AT&T and Time Warner Cable – My Experiences

Over the past few weeks, I have had a great deal of interaction with the personnel of AT&T and TWC.  Their people have all been very courteous and responsive and seem to have the greatest desire to be of service … Continue reading

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Adults Have To Be Told Not To Do The Strangest Things Sometimes

“The Current” is a daily paper in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, California.  On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, it had an article that blew my mind – “Newport Beach approves ban on picketing outside homes” – I couldn’t believe that adults … Continue reading

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Traffic Court

Not too long ago a friend of mine was unjustly ticketed, and she decided to go to traffic court to present her case.  She even had gone back to the site of the ticket, took pictures from the viewpoint of where … Continue reading

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The Words Do Count

There’s a popular phrase among young adults and teens used to indicate mild derision, you’ve probably heard it: “That’s so gay.”  I actually mentioned to my son once that some people might be hurt by his use of that phrase, … Continue reading

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Jobs are Not a Commodity

Discussion and viewpoint surrounding the topic of jobs almost universally incorporates a treatment of jobs as a commodity or a resource in and of themselves.  Jobs are not a commodity – jobs are a means of transfer.  The way jobs fit … Continue reading

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