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Making HERO History: How Could This Happen Here?

Making HERO History: How Could This Happen Here? By Leonard Zwelling          There may be no city in the world more diverse and more tolerant than Houston, TX. There is no minority that is not represented here. We have people of all colors and beliefs. We have food of all degrees of intensity. It was ...

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EXTRA: MISSOU: Still the Place to Show ‘Em (About Shared Governance)

MISSOU: Still the Place to Show ‘Em (About Shared Governance) By Leonard Zwelling          I am a child of the 60’s and like nothing better than a good honest, non-violent protest with clear demands by the protestors and clearer consequences for inaction on the part of those being protested.          In 1968, the Duke student ...

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Joe Biden For President—Of MD Anderson

Joe Biden For President—Of MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/02/us/politics/if-cancer-becomes-bidens-cause-a-bold-but-polarizing-doctor-is-on-call.html?ref=politics&_r=0          Now that Vice President Biden has decided not to run against Mrs. Clinton for the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, he clearly is going to have time on his hands as well as energy after January 20, 2017. That should be just about ...

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Wrestling Jerusalem: A Play by Aaron Davidman

Wrestling Jerusalem: A Play by Aaron Davidman By Leonard Zwelling          If you have no interest in Israel or the complex world of Middle East politics, read no further.          If, on the other hand, you do care about that part of the world, then I suspect that you have either been there or wish ...

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DePinho’s Message: “Change the People”

DePinho’s Message: “Change the People” By Leonard Zwelling          A response I received to a recent blog quoted one of the FORDs as saying, “if you can’t change the people, change the people.” Surely Dr. DePinho has done that.  And therein lies my argument against the politely passive approach by the faculty and the Senate ...

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Blue Cross Opts Out of PPOs: A Concept That Might Help Fix the Damage

Blue Cross Opts Out of PPOs: A Concept That Might Help Fix the Damage By Leonard Zwelling http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/medical/article/Loss-of-insurance-plans-could-devastate-cancer-6603232.php          The front page of the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, November 1, describes the fact that cancer patients formerly covered by BC/BS PPO insurance will no longer be welcomed at MD Anderson. This is not a direct ...

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JCC Book Fair with your favorite blogger–Nov. 9 6 PM

JCC Book Fair with your favorite blogger–Nov. 9  6 PM  On November 9th, at 6.00 pm the Jewish Community Center on South Braeswood in Meyerland will be hosting the 4th Local Literati as part of the JCC’s Book Fair I will be one of several local authors presenting their books for consideration, discussion and purchase. ...

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Discerning Good From Evil in New York City?: Ask a Puppet: Hand To God

Discerning Good From Evil in New York City?: Ask a Puppet: Hand To God By Leonard Zwelling          Where better than New York City to get clarity as to the nature of good and evil? And how better to learn about it than through art from Cypress, Texas and Berlin.          Tyrone is a sock ...

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