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Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

Public Citizen #1: Lois Weber

Wauwatosa, politics, Lois Weber

Like me, you probably keep hearing people say things they assume everyone believes to be true but you are pretty sure. . . aren't.

One that's gnawing at me is "it's easier than ever to participate in the democratic process."

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Let it begin with me

Peace, Obama

You've probably heard (and maybe made)  indignant arguments in the face of President Obama's premature winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. Christopher Hitchens in Newsweek makes the  "he's not worthy" argument.

"Here we have the Nobel committee's first 'virtual' award," he said, referring to the committee spokesman's statement that the award is sometimes given not for things accomplished but to enhance work underway.

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Living: forgotten in reform

Death and dying, Life, Healthcare reform

A couple days ago, the women I meet with monthly to break bread, share wine or the excellent beer brewed by the husband of one, and talk about our lives started on a different foot than usual.

In this case, it was mine: a lament about bunion pain.

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