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Social Issues
09/21/2010
IconA few days ago, while driving I heard a portion of a phone call where the lady was looking for motivation to lose weight. Your answer was no motivation works. Eventually it is a matter of character. I am paraphrasing, but essentially you said an individual has to decide whether they keep faith with themselves or not. A person has to make a choice to be honorable and to close that refrigerator door. You mentioned how awful we feel when we cheat, and that we are cheating ourselves. I don't want to be the type of person who cheats! More >>

Tags: AdoptionCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceHealthParentingRead On-AirResponse To A CallSocial Issues
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09/13/2010
Icon...My neighbor's son goes to a local day orphanage. She chose this particular day care because it has "sunny yellow walls and the toys looked clean." This was her standard for the people who would raise her child. This day care recently acquired a three year old Chinese boy, whose parents are recent immigrants from China to attend medical school at a local university. This boy speaks no English. More >>

Tags: DepressionMental HealthParentingRead On-AirSAHM stay at home momSocial IssuesValues
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09/09/2010
IconThose of you who listen regularly to my radio program know I am big on tolerance.  For example, I tell callers who are bemoaning a parent or other relative's annoying behavior to play "Stepford" human being and just smile and be nice.  If, however, that relative is evil, now that's not to be tolerated.  But being annoyed or likewise offended by stupid comments, quirky behavior, irritating demands, or odd habits is a waste of time and emotion.  Everyone has his or her quirks.  And when you live in a country like the United States of America - a salad of cultures and personalities with the freedom of self-expression - there's always going to be something to be surprised or offended by. More >>

Tags: Social IssuesValues
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09/08/2010
IconI sent the following letter to my wife: I was listening to Dr Laura today and I feel I have to put something down I heard her say or I am going to go nuts. I am a guy, Guys, whether women like it or not, are fixers and view their role in the world as protectors and fixers. I know you don't want to be fixed and I have been really trying hard to stay out of your way but listen to what I feel, it might help you to understand my own frustrations. More >>

Tags: Datinghusband's girlfriendMen's Point of ViewRead On-AirRelationshipsResponse To A CallSexSocial IssuesWomen's Point of View
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09/07/2010
IconAfter almost 30 years of following the popular phrase "be yourself and people will like you", I have finally realized that's a complete lie. What precipitated my complete change of view is that I went to a get together at a park. More >>

Tags: AttitudeBad Childhood - Good LifeBad Childhood-Good LifeCommitmentDatingFriendshipshappinessHealthMen's Point of ViewselfishSocial Issues
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09/07/2010
IconI've been sitting "shiva" for the past four weeks after I issued my apology for using a word on this radio program that I should not have used. I've let the hounds of fury misinterpret and misrepresent my apology, as well as my decision to end my syndicated radio program at the end of the year.  I've been asked why didn't I strike back?  Frankly, with folks like Al Sharpton and Howard Stern and Wanda Sykes and organizations like Media Matters, the NAACP, and the Urban League (to name only a few) pelting me with insults, calling me a racist, saying "good riddance".....it was hard to get a word in edgewise. More >>

Tags: Father's DayInternet-MediaInternet/MediaMotherhood-FatherhoodPoliticsRegarding Dr. LauraSocial IssuesValues
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09/01/2010
IconSocial isolation [loneliness] is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being an alcoholic, not exercising, and twice as harmful as obesity. Bottom line:  The lack of social support should be added to the short list of risk factors for an early grave.  More >>

Tags: FriendshipsParentingSocial IssuesValues
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08/18/2010
IconThis past weekend I found myself at a dinner party... I had one couple ask me what I did for a living and I answered, "I raise my 3 kids." They looked at me a little baffled and I could tell they were trying to think of something polite to say... it came out as "Oh....well.... okay..." I just smiled and moved on. More >>

Tags: MotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingRead On-AirSAHM (Stay at Home Mom)Social Issues
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08/17/2010
IconTo those of you who are listening right now, I appreciate it. Thank you for tuning in to my show.   Now, last Tuesday I used a word that I had never used before on air.  I pulled myself off at the end of the hour.  With one hour to go, we played a tape.  Truthfully, I was so upset with myself; I was shaking.  More >>

Tags: Morals, Ethics, ValuesPersonal ResponsibilityRacismSocial IssuesValues
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08/10/2010
IconIn my Parents magazine (June's issue) I read an article that is both sad and disturbing. It is the scary summer story of leaving a child in the hot car More >>

Tags: ParentingRead On-AirSocial IssuesValues
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