The Drug Commercials are Killing Me!

The Drug Commercials are Killing Me!

I don't want to know about disgusting bodily failures of people I don't know, or about the wretched sounding drugs that are created to "cure" them in all of these drug commercials! What happened to cigarette commercials? At least the people were having a good time!...

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Fire in the Heart of Pescadero

Fire in the Heart of Pescadero

In the dark hours of the morning, fire stole The Pescadero Country Store from us. Today we mourn the loss of this warm hearth where we gather to talk, to eat, to drink - to live. And, today, we thank God that no lives were lost. The owner of the Pescadero Country...

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Thoughts on Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe”

Thoughts on Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe”

  Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” (https://amzn.com/0008168210) is a thought-provoking read about United States society and the problems caused by the introduction of isolation and separation to a population of people bred for tribal living....

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Powder-Keg People: Police Abuse of Power

Powder-Keg People: Police Abuse of Power

To view police abuse of power as a race issue misses the true scope of the problem. What we have is a power problem, and a police hiring and procedural problem. What types of people choose to become police officers? First, there are the best kinds of people. There are...

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AA Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory…

AA Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory…

Step 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Alcoholics Anonymous World Service (2014-01-05). Alcoholics Anonymous (Kindle Locations 1185-1186). Kindle Edition. Now this step doesn’t sound like a step at all! It says to...

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“The News” is not “The Truth”

“The News” is not “The Truth”

I must remember when watching "the news" that politicians and the media do not speak plain language; they speak the language of rhetoric, often descending into propaganda. The intent of rhetoric is not communication, but persuasion. While there is nothing wrong with...

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Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed…

Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed…

Step 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Alcoholics Anonymous World Service (2014-01-05). Alcoholics Anonymous (Kindle Locations 1183-1184). . Kindle Edition. Well, Step 7 seemed like a cakewalk, but Step 8 was...

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