VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRAT?

By Don C. Reed I am proud to be a Democrat, and have been, ever since I was old enough to vote. I trust our  party, largely from its stances on the issues. For instance, Democrats  work to reduce the  pollution of  Earth’s air  and water supply; also to make sure...

HONORING CIRM ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY

By Don C. Reed The California Institute for Regenerative  Medicine (CIRM) is the embodiment of a great dream: that cures may come. Built from a citizens’ initiative, Proposition 71, CIRM expresses the will of California: that regenerative medicine should fight chronic...
SMALL DOLLAR DONOR — Or, Attacked by Army Ants?

SMALL DOLLAR DONOR — Or, Attacked by Army Ants?

By Don C. Reed “THE NAKED JUNGLE”, starring Charlton Heston, is a staggeringly stupid, racist movie. Example: one scene shows a fat native, sleeping under a tree. First of all, how many fat natives have you seen? People living in the wild are generally lean, in tune...

WRESTLING A WHALE, AND OTHER POLITICS

by Don C. Reed From 1972–86, I worked as a professional scuba diver at an aquarium-zoo (Marine World Africa USA) in Redwood City, California. Most of the work was peaceful, scrubbing the tanks, feeding the fish. But there was also a more strenuous side. Patches and...

KILLER IN MY CLASSROOM?

By Don C. Reed The story I am about to tell you is true, subject only to the vagaries of memory… Call him Y. He was a student in my 8th grade English classroom, someone I had known for a long time, because we used to give him rides to various sports practices. He...

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