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Archive for December, 2014

Ebola and Immunity

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have been getting weary of the fear-monger hype about the Ebola virus. Remember that it is, in fact, a virus. Those most susceptible to it are those with compromised immune systems; those most likely to recover are those with robust immune response. So, Ebola is a reminder to us to support our own immune […]

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Friendships – The Gifts of Our Lifetime

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Friendships – The Gifts of Our Lifetime

As we begin to celebrate the Christmas season, I am reminded that this is commonly known as the month of giving. However, I’ve been making a concerted effort to not make it about materialistic giving. I’d like to think of this as a time of honoring our families and friends and all that they bring […]

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Show Me…The Sugar

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

We face an oncoming avalanche of sugar ingestion these next weeks which contributes to belly bloat, oh my gosh, what happened to the scale, my pants don’t fit so good and I feel like sleeping a lot. “I guess I need to resolve in 2015 to lose weight, but…oh, I said that last year.” The […]

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Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

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Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

Veteran San Diego publicist Laura Walcher and her husband, Bob, were living in Dallas at the time of the Kennedy assassination and had their own encounter with the celebrated Zapruder film. The following is an essay Laura Walcher wrote about her experience. Here’s how it went: WFAA-TV broadcast engineer Bob Walcher took a roll of […]

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Frank Mankiewicz – Mentor & Friend

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Frank Mankiewicz – Mentor & Friend

Frank Mankiewicz was Latin American director of the Peace Corps, president of National Public Radio (NPR), nationally syndicated columnist (he made Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list”; described by the president’s chief of staff as a “known revolutionary”), author of “Perfectly Clear: Nixon From Whittier to Watergate,” an executive of Hill & Knowlton, one of the […]

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