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Dancing with Death: My Sepsis Story, Part 1

“Go to the Emergency Room in San Jose immediately,” my doctor texted me that morning, after seeing my most recent blood and urine test results in his inbox. “Can I go tomorrow?” I asked since I already had a flight booked for something completely unrelated. “No, do not wait. Every minute matters,” came the reply. …

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My COVID-19 Journey: The Story I Never Thought I Would Write.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has touched nearly every single person on the planet – directly or indirectly – since it was first identified in late 2019.  I am writing this not for sympathy or a commentary on your opinion if masks work or not.  I have had people ask me to tell them my story – …

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9 Mental Health Tactics for COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times.  Globally, this is the “perfect storm” to financially cripple, or at least dramatically affect, all of us in some way. Is your industry sustainable during a long-term shutdown? Could you lose your job, your small business? What can you do about your retirement savings shriveling away? Add to that …

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Auschwitz: There Are No Words

I have explored two fantastic Holocaust Museums – the one in Washington DC and in Cape Town, South Africa.   Visiting them left me unsettled in heavy emotions. However, nothing quite prepared me for a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Southern Poland.   We visited on a mid-September day – still officially summer on the calendar …

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Profile of a Trump Voter: It Might Surprise You

Conservatively, yet elegantly dressed, not a hair out of place in her slightly-big-Texas hairstyle, wearing too much make up for her naturally beautiful face. That is how I remember modern-day southern belle, Jayne Christianson, when I met her over 3 decades ago sipping sweet tea deep in the heart of East Texas. Me, being a …

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