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  • As many as 90% of men in their 70s and 80s have enlarged prostates. At age 75, I am in that group.
  • I couldn’t take Flomax — dizziness and lack of energy.
  • I decided to test the 72% chocolate on myself and my urologist saw no harm in trying.
  • Now…


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Health

How I dropped my weight 40 pounds and kept it off for 31 years without special diets or exercising

Synopsis

  • Diets don’t work because one day they will end. This article explains how to identify and change things permanently. Once you’ve decided what weight you want, it provides tips to handle your everyday meals, substitution techniques, methods to stay on track, and how I handled two remissions. During the shutdown…


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Personal Philosophy

It’s the compliment everyone sees. Actions speak louder than words.

Synopsis

  • How do other people see you when you are out in public? Do you look happy to be together? Do you pay attention to each other? A simple story on how to improve your relationship.

How others see us

People, i.e. strangers, frequently comment on how they love watching us dancing together. Odd since…


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Politics

RINO (Republican In Name Only) used to indicate sometimes leaning Democrat. Now it means authoritarianism & tyranny.

In my first election, I picked Lyndon Johnson, the worst president I ever voted for. He was in over his head with the mishandling of Vietnam.

For the next election, I had to register with a party to vote in the primary. I picked Republican because they stood for:

—…


Photo by Author, William Myers, October, 2021

Story Structure

Links must be obvious, relevant, easy to scan, and as few as possible

Synopsis

Links are important for online stories. However, they can be irritating and sometimes counterproductive.

Readers react better if the story is well structured, consistent, and everything is relevant. I’ll provide a simple structure to meet those expectations.

Too Many Links

Roz Warren’s story about how posting links at the end to draw readers…


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Done. Done. COVID

Friends, family & others should not die due to your feelings. Your reasons contradict your actions.

Anti-Vaxxers claim that the vaccine was rushed or the government is trying to control them. A few may actually be allergic, but that is extremely rare. Studies show 6 in 1 million.

For this article, the term “you” refers to an anti-vaxxer, not necessarily the reader.

#1 - Rushed

Everything approved by the…


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Enlarged Prostate

Easy, readily available & no major risks, unlike most home remedies

Wake-up call

I stood in front of the urinal. Nothing. For almost a minute. It had never happened before.

The next morning, I told my wife, the medical expert. She said, “If it ever gets completely blocked, you will need emergency surgery and a catheter.”

One of the scariest sci-fi stories from…


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TESTED AN ALTERNATIVE

I couldn’t take Flomax & wasn’t bad enough for surgery. So, to better sleep at night, I ran an experiment on myself with an alternative.

Synopsis

As many as 90% of men in their 70s and 80s have enlarged prostates. At age 75, I am in that group.

I couldn’t take Flomax — dizziness and lack of energy. The doctor recommended putting off surgery. Unregulated remedies on the internet made me nervous.

However, one of the…


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HIDDEN Consequences

I thought the cruelty of torture was outlawed until I read the Texas abortion bill. Then there is a Guilty until Proven Innocent provision.

Synopsis

The abortion bill may have opened a huge Pandora’s box by legalizing extortion for an individual abortion, plus many other things. There is no reason the worst provisions in that bill can’t be written into every other law. First, a definition:

extortion (noun)
the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through…


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COVID

Taliban — 2,372 US soldiers in 20 years. Anti-vaxxers — 27,588 US deaths in August.

Synopsis

This heading on my Facebook post was to highlight just how deadly and irresponsible anti-vaxxers are. It generated my longest Facebook response string ever, even more than any one of my articles bashing Trump, Pelosi, or the Supreme Court.

One naysayer posted the book link on How to Lie with…

Bill Myers

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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