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Race?

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“Race” is a dying concept. Among disciplined thinkers such as scientists, it is dead. Since it was first “invented” (it is, after all, an entirely arbitrary concept, borne out of an attempt to classify humans’ and other organisms’ observable variations ...

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Love, Death, Poverty, and Beauty: Urban Trees II

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Due to unpopular demand, the following is offered as an extension of the first installment of "Love, Death, Poverty, and Beauty: Urban Trees" http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/earth-fire-and-water/2013/jan/30/love-death-poverty-and-beauty-urban-trees/?c=138460 Palm "trees" can be a preferable alternative to many other true trees for planting along streets, ...

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Love, Death, Poverty, and Beauty: Urban Trees

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Please see: Neighborhood News San Diego San Diego City Council finds funds to trim palm trees: Over $250,000 appropriated http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/jan/29/stringers-san-diego-city-council-finds-funds-/#comments Some palms, especially the most common, as well as a lot of common trees, are not only extremely expensive to ...

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Valid Tears

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President Obama did not let go completely, but his choking up and his tears today were real. These kind of tears are not only permissible for a man or a woman, they reveal a heightened state of maturity. A man ...

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Race is a Bogus Concept

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I posted this essay at http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/aug/15/art-review-racial-memory-john-valadez/?c=127111 this morning, but I am duplicating it here because the subject is not perfectly "suited" to that article. "Racial" memory? Isn't it high-time we all debunked the whole phony concept of "race." It is ...

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Being

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The irony forged of nothing so everything beyond within being transformational without transition language sound silence compliment with only being

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Pedestrian Matters

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The ambulance beat me there, but not by much. I threw the keys to my car to a friend and crawled into the back and held her hand. She was conscious. What a relief! I kept her talking. The bicyclist ...

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Blogged Up?

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Rather than plumbing the depths of the potential of the Internet and its denizens, editors have commonly looked upon the blogging phenomenon as a grand opportunity—FINALLY, a way to sweep all that wannabe stuff that used to come over the ...

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Blogs: Who Reads 'Em?

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Having spent quite some time on the Reader website, for many years as a reader, then a participant, I am winding down, getting tired, allocating my time to other things. It has been an interesting experiment. Here are some things ...

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