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Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXII

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXII

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about bells and love.

Dear Grandson: Big Wheels, Bubba, Bumper Stickers, and 29 Palms

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding shares about his son’s Big Wheel, Tee ball, bumper stickers, and an operation in the desert of 29 Palms.

Risen Apes: Sweet Jane

S.M. Park’s continuing column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Sweet Jane,” Park shares insights into growing marijuana and the potency of pot brownies. 

The Most Shocking Secrets of Corporate America and Global Finance Exposed

Verónica Pamoukaghlián reads and compares two important books about the world of finance and corporate cover-ups and discovers disturbing parallels.