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Monday, September 1, 2014
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Whenever I tell people that I live in Riverdale, I always get a wide range of reactions such as, “Isn’t that so far from everything?” “I couldn’t wait to get out of … more
Poolside lounging, beach towels, summer sun — things that every student should be able to enjoy are being replaced with SAT classes and SAT prep books. Summer slowly seems to be mirroring the … more
Let me start out by saying that I am bi-polar.  The worst of my depression was coincident with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, which was a whole lot more difficult to overcome.  … more
Years ago I played the personification of depression in a monologue performed as part of the “The Mental Health Players of New York.”  This was performed before a convention … more
As the summer draws to a close and families return from beaches, mountain retreats or grand tours of Europe, voters are beginning to pay attention to the a primary election that political junkies … more
The devastation in the current Gaza-Israel confrontation is certainly worthy of the focus. Would that the world community (a.k.a. the United Nations) actually own up to its full responsibilities and … more
As an openly gay man, I’ve spent the past 10 years pursuing the priesthood in the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits); I am full of gratitude for this time. I loved being a Jesuit, being a son of … more
Lately, I have been diagnosing a lot of high blood pressure and diabetes. Patients who have never received medical care are now pouring into the county-funded Sacramento Primary Care Clinic, which … more
When I was a kid, I wanted to be Superman.  I wanted to have that kind of power, like a lot of other boys. In my mind, I wanted to use this power to help people.  But I also knew if I was … more
I received a call to arms this week. I am a civilian, well past the age of military service. I don’t own a firearm, nor would I know what to do with one if I did. I am an American and … more
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