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So your heart doctor says to you: "We need to do a little open-heart surgery to make a minor tweak in your blood flow."
Whoa! Time for a second opinion!
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I like the word "Gobsmacked," because it sounds like what it means: Something completely astonishing, so unbelievable that it smacks you.
For example, on... [read more]
Growing up in small-town Texas, I quickly learned about fighting, including this valuable lesson: You should never hit a man with glasses – you should use something much heavier.
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Imagine "net zero." That's the wonky phrase attached to an elegant idea – namely, converting communities to total renewable energy, complete recycling, and a culture of conservation to bring humankind's carbon footprint into a sustainable... [read more]
Earth Day cometh – the 43rd year of this national focus on our globe. Should we weep… or cheer?
The first step toward any recovery is... [read more]
There's a secret cosmic door that connects the parallel universes of Washington and Wall Street. It's not the proverbial revolving door, but a wide-open passageway – reserved for those in the know.
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We just had a presidential election in which an admitted tax dodger advocated lower taxes on corporations and speculators like him – and voters rejected that idea and him. Also, polls show that about seven... [read more]
Let's tally the bank robberies:
JPMorgan Chase engaged in massive fraud to foreclose without cause or due process on innocent homeowners, tossing thousands of families into the streets. Goldman Sachs... [read more]
Here's a scientific conclusion that even a professional science denier would accept: Being stuck in line, on an airplane, in a waiting room, or anywhere else with someone loudly nattering inanities into their cell phone... [read more]
I like the word "lift." It implies upward progress and a can-do communal spirit: Yes, let's all put our backs into it, and lift this load. It's so American!
That's why... [read more]