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Archive / November, 2012

Faces I

Gallery #1

My sister Barney painted this.  Many years ago.  In high school, I believe. At this time she lives very simply in Western New York not taking her medication, not conforming to society and not consuming much of anything.  Many of her friends and admirers think she is a prophet.  Those less admiring consider her an […]

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When Did You Start/Quit Smoking?

I started smoking when I was fifteen years old, back when almost everybody smoked, shortly after the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health confirmed a causal relationship between cigarettes and lung cancer. The committee’s four hundred page report claimed that an average smoker was nine to ten times more likely to die of […]

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