I Quit Drinking. Want to Know How I Did It?

Do You Lie About Alcohol? At my annual physical for many years I had essentially the same conversation about alcohol with my doctor. Doctor:  Steve, how much alcohol would you say you drink? Steve: [pause] Oh maybe 2-3 drinks a day, 4-5 days a week. Doctor: You really should  consider cutting that back some. Steve: […]

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Ballad to Yoko

March 5, 2021. Alameda, CA.  As we baby boomers age, it is time for us to equip ourselves to deal with death.  We have all experienced death in one form or another–parents and other relatives, friends, associates, famous people….and pets.  My wife and I marked the second anniversary of our dear pet Yoko’s death today.  […]

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On Meditation and Craving

I am not the only elder baby boomer to attempt to do some writing at this stage of my life. I assume I am also not the first to discover the dastardly impact of “writer’s block.”  I have started three separate posts since my last published piece nearly 6 months ago. In no case did […]

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A Time to Listen

It’s been nearly a month since my last post.  Did you miss me?  I suppose I could say I was side-tracked by the continuing pandemic, the racial and political mayhem encircling us, or the calamitous outbreak of wildfires in our neighborhood here in the Bay Area of Northern California.  But none of that would be […]

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A Modest Proposal: Men, Please Step Aside

For eliminating the scourges of racism, misogyny, nationalism and materialism, and for making our institutions of governance, education, the economy, and religion fundamentally more beneficial to the public:  MEN, STEP DOWN! Thought Experiment Albert Einstein unraveled the theory of relativity as a brilliant thought experiment, not experimentally in a high-tech lab utilizing the scientific method.  […]

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John Lewis Said, Love Thine Enemies…..Even Donald Trump?

On July 17, the US lost Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), one of the real giants in the American Civil Rights Movement for 60 years.  As a young man, Lewis stood fiercely at the fulcrum of the strife between those demanding equal rights for all Americans and those who fought tooth and nail to preserve a […]

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How Could We Not Have Known? White Baby Boomers and Race

There is simply no excuse for White Baby Boomers’ collective ignorance about race in America. We had all the information we needed to fully grasp the depths of structural racism in the US and its continuing and devastating impact upon people of color. The Long History of Racism in America Did anyone among us not […]

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