Category Archives: Writing & Social Commentary

A Musical Legacy

Ever notice how personal traits and careers tend to run in families? This is especially [...]

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Life is Short

    Life is Short I am 15 ½ and can hardly wait to get [...]

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The Case of the Amazing Shrinking CDs

  This mess                         [...]

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An Atheist Goes to Church

What happens when a fire-breathing atheist walks into an Episcopalian church? I wondered how they [...]

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The New “Golden Years”

At my recent 60th (!) high school reunion, I ended the festivities with a raunchy [...]

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Politics At The High School Reunion

Clearly, I Just Don’t Get It At our class reunion, I ran into an old [...]

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Lies, Lies, and Conspiracy Theories

Lies, Lies and Conspiracy Theories    The first big lie is Santa Claus. Then come the [...]

Huckabee Sanders; A Communication Train Wreck

The current White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, may be stronger than Sean Spicer [...]

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Las Vegas and the NRA

I’m sure you agree with me that we should own as much firepower and ammo [...]

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Kenneth C. Frazier Gets Coveted John Lopez Award

Let ‘er Rip Productions is proud to announce that Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck Pharmaceuticals [...]

Hair on Fire: Health Care Chaos

  The whole problem resolved in 152 words under my plan! All health care (HC) [...]

What it Will Take to Remove Trump From Office

  Goodbye Mr. Trump You may have seen me recently as a policy expert on [...]

Science vs. Religion

Science vs. Religion; Science Wins! It all started with Galileo. Somehow if the earth rotates [...]

Jimmy Kimmel’s Baby and Health Care

It is great that Jimmy Kimmel’s baby, born with a “pre-existing condition,” got top of-the-line [...]

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Why Trump Is a Better Storyteller Than Hemingway

I just read an amazing article by Steve Bryant (Dicksandbetties.com) comparing Trump vs. Hemingway as [...]

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Helen Campbell: A Legacy to be Proud Of

Helen Campbell was a quiet, almost timid woman in her mid-60s who had been a [...]

Odds and Ends

There is no evidence that Obama wire tapped Trump during the election, say the spook [...]

Healthcare’s Elephant in the Room

     “If this bill (Repeal and Replace) fails, there is only one plan B. [...]

The Drag Racing Seminar

In 1973, I was teaching at SF State in a new program for upper division [...]

The Biggest Laugh of My Speaking Career

Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), the Jane Roe, of Roe v. Wade fame, was speaking in Palo [...]

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A Trump Tragedy

A TRUMP TRAGEDY Karina was selling Girl Scout cookies in downtown Redwood City last week [...]

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Abortion

What can possibly be the benefit to society to force women to have unwanted children? [...]

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My Magical Hour With Gloria Steinem

Melinda Henning and I had just said goodbye to Gloria Steinem as she walked out [...]

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