Category Archives: Writing & Social Commentary

Trump: The Hair Says It All

Nevermind his insatiable narcissism, his ignorance of major global issues, and his unending insults to [...]

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Repeal and Replace: The Financial Elite Are So Happy!

“Repeal and replace! Hooray for Donald Trump and our Republican-led government. Finally, we got it [...]

Tales of a Fake Minister; Why Clergy Must Be State Licensed

A few years ago, I performed a marriage ceremony for my old friend Don Schaller’s [...]

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Golden Years

The Golden Years   The Golden Years have come at last The Golden Years have [...]

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Religion Will End With A Whimper, Not With A Bang

Interested in Berkeley architecture, I recently took a tour of the Pacific School of Religion, [...]

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Hidden Beauty in a Juniper Tree

(or, old man on a tall ladder with a chain saw = bad idea)   [...]

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Life in the VD Clinic

RG: “So, Bob, how many sexual contacts have you had in the past year? Two [...]

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Can Your God Answer the Phone? (Born an atheist?)

Rummaging through boxes of old photos, letters, and newspaper clippings in the basement, I came [...]

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Cataracts and the “Dark Side”

“So, Mr. Gilbert, do you have any other questions?” asked the fifth person I had [...]

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Entrepreneur or Sociopath?

The summer between my freshman and sophomore year in college, I had a job as [...]

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Current Events

Bringing Jobs Back Both presidential candidates go on and on about bringing back high paying [...]

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A Magic Moment in Gualala, CA

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is playing “And the Angels Sing.” I am in the second [...]

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Make America Socialist Again (It’s What Jesus Would Do)

The huge outpouring from my blog readers urging me to run for president has convinced [...]

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Movie Recommendation

Do not miss Indignation! By far the best movie I’ve seen this year. If you [...]

Everyone Is Really Pissed Off!!!

What does it take to make a person so enraged that they want kill as [...]

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Freedom From Religion Foundation Visit (Or, Does Santa Claus = God?)

During my recent visit to Wisconsin to join the McGlynn family reunion, I visited the [...]

Miscellaneous Items

Cell Phones  It is time to nationalize the cell phone industry. Tired of spotty reception? [...]

Lessons From the Autopsy Room

For a year when I was studying science trying to get into medical school, I [...]

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End of Life Options Act Passed!

“I am doing anything I can to extend my life. No one should have the [...]

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Ask Your Doctor, Tell Your Doctor

(Better Yet, Ask Your Congressperson to Ban Drug Advertising on TV.) Erectile dysfunction; constipation; chronic [...]

Dena, Freud, and Me: a one-man show by Rick Gilbert

“This is going on your PERMANENT RECORD!” As a youth, Rick spent more time in [...]

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Why I’m Voting For Anna Eshoo!

In the fall of 2001, Mary, Katy and I visited Washington, DC to watch Mary’s [...]

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