“One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small”…

Who recalls that song opener delivered in the hauntingly soaring voice of Grace Slick? Loved her personna, truly slick and surreal. Click and hear it now:

“The ones that Mother gives you don’t do anything at all,”but the handful that my physician prescribes seem to do everything but beat my heart....

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Dr. Robin Berman, a UCLA psychiatrist, is making the media rounds in support of her book, Permission to Parent: How to Raise your Child with Love and Limits http://www.amazon.com/Permission-Parent-Raise-Child-Limits/dp/0062277308. As I read some of her articles, with extracted wisdom in well-framed sound bites, I found my head nodding, my soul applauding, with ‘ah-hah’ moments and ‘ta-da’s.… ...

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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2011 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures as he addresses the Mumbai University students in Mumbai, India. The Dalai Lama said Thursday, March 10, 2011, that he will give up his political role in Tibet's government-in-exile, shifting that power to an elected representative. The Tibetan spiritual leader, speaking on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese control, said the time has come "to devolve my formal authority to the elected leader." (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

The bean pole person was strolling Trader Joe’s aisles, just ahead of me and my cart, head wheeling around like a tourist.

At the end of the aisle she turned, and I realized that the bean pole was a female, not a man.… ...

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