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Vital Signs

Recently, my mother misjudged the last step in her garage as she navigated the path to her car in limited lighting.  Attempting to catch herself, she spun around striking the back of her head on the cement floor.  My son … Continue reading

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Screens Work Both Ways

My mother didn’t believe in preschool.  So, instead of participating in graham crackers and milk—followed by naptime, my days at age three to four were spent sitting in on adult meetings.  I started out quietly reciting my ABC’s at the … Continue reading

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Exit Plan for the War on Drugs: The Crime of Addiction

Billions of dollars have and continue to be wasted on the criminal justice approach to addiction. Ironically making addicts criminals leads to a more dangerous society, not a safer one. Continue reading

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Exit Plan for the War on Drugs: Limit the Labels

How would the public react if it came out that children have been unknowingly part of drug experimentation? Continue reading

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Exit Plan for the War on Drugs: Fearing Diversity

Policy administrators cling to current programs like a chronic alcoholic passes out with a vice-like grip on the vodka bottle. Continue reading

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Exit Plan for the War on Drugs: Dealing with Denial

Cronyism develops within the system to protect funding and jobs. Outsiders are not welcome. Continue reading

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