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Please Note: The material below was written between 1995 and 2005. ARTICLES OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO THIS WEBSITE ARE LISTED IN CAPS. SNR refers to pieces published in The Sacramento News and Review. Although most of the articles below were published, the list includes several that were unpublished.

DEATH

D1-- "LIVING LIFE BY EMBRACING DEATH," THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, 12/16/01
D2-- "ACCEPTING THE UNACCEPTABLE: DEATH CAN TAKE OUR BODIES. IT CANNOT CRUSH OUR SOULS, "  SALON,  8/5/96
D3-- MY JOURNEY THROUGH DEATH: HORROR, DENIAL AND THE PATH TO MYSTERY”, SNR, 3/11/99
D4-- JACKIE MCENTEE INTERVIEW, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD A YEAR TO LIVE?,” ENLIGHTEN JOURNAL, 1/97
D5-- IRVIN YALOM INTERVIEW, “A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH”, SALON, 8/5/96
D6— “MY FATHER'S DEATH”
D7— “GIFTS OF DEATH AWARENESS – OUTLINE”, A TALK BY FRED BRANFMAN, THE PSYCHIATRIC UNIT GRAND ROUNDS, SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL, JANUARY 24, 2001, ORGANIZED BY: CARLOS SLUZKI, MD, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
D8-- "TO THE LIGHT OF LIFE THROUGH THE DARK OF DEATH", PAPER, WRITTEN 1995
D9-- Stephen Levine Interview, "Suicide Isn't Painless", Salon, 6/2/97
D10-- Harry Hendin interview, “Have We Been Seduced by Suicide?”, Salon, 6/2/97

SPIRITUALITY

S1-- "JOURNEY FOR TRUTH: FROM THE CAVE OF POLITICS TO THE SUNLIGHT OF SPIRIT: THE STORY OF A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY”, SNR, 5/15/97
S2--
"OUR LEGACY: LOVE FOR THOSE WHOSE FACES WE WILL NEVER SEE AND WHOSE VOICES WE WILL NEVER HEAR”, CHAPTER FOR IMAGINE, EDITED BY MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, RODALE PRESS, 2000
S3-- "WILL I GO FOR THE DEEPER HAPPINESS IN THE FACE OF MY DEATH?", Tikkun, 3/02
S4-- "The New Cultural War," on Jean Houston and Hillary Clinton, SF Chronicle, 6/96
S5-- "The Thirst For The Sacred"
S6- “A Jew’s View: The Good In `The Passion Of The Christ’”

PSYCHOLOGY

PS1-- ROBERT FIRESTONE INTERVIEW, “A COOLER HEAD PREVAILS: PSYCHOLOGIST ROBERT FIRESTONE REJECTS THE QUICK FIX FOR BAD MARRIAGE”, SALON11-16-99
PS2-- ROBERT FIRESTONE INTERVIEW, "IS THERAPY DEAD?", Salon, 1/5/03
PS3-- CLOE MADANES INTERVIEW, “THERAPY TODAY: PROMOTING REBELLION OR A BRAVE NEW WORLD?”, MAY 2000
PS4--
HOWARD SCHIFFER INTERVIEW, “RAGING HORMONES- IN A SCHIZOID WORLD OF COMPULSORY CHASTITY AND ONLINE ORGIES, HOW ARE TEENAGE BOYS SUPPOSED TO MAKE SENSE OF SEX?”,  SALON, 5/12/04
PS5-- Review, Momma And The Meaning of Life, by Irvin Yalom SNR
PS6-- Dan Siegel Interview, "The Neurospsychology of the Playground: Psychiatrist Dan Siegel explains how understanding the complexities of your own brain chemistry can make you a better parent”, Salon, 6-24-03
PS7- “Why Is The Divorce Rate So Low?: Reinventing Marriage In Order To Save It”, SNR, 8/99

THE BIOSPHERE

B1-- E.O. WILSON INTERVIEW, "LIVING IN SHIMMERING DISEQUILIBRIUM: THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR CALLS FOR SPIRITUALIZING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT AS EARTH ENDURES THE GREATEST MASS EXTINCTION IN 65 MILLION YEARS”, SALON, 4-22-00
B2--
A MORAL CALL ON GLOBAL WARMING & FUTURE GENERATIONS,  1998
B3-- ”AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LEADERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT: WHY YOU'RE LOSING THE WAR TO BUSH AND CHENEY”, SALON, 9/5/02
B4-- STATE OF THE SPECIES, END OF THE MILLENIUM, SNR, 12/99
B5-- KYOTO, GLOBAL WARMING AND THE 21ST CENTURY, SNR, 1997
B6-- Mark Levine Interview, “Turning Up The Heat On Global Warming: Meet One Of The Scientists Who Got Clinton's -- And The World's -- Attention On The Greenhouse Effect”, Salon 10-24-97
B7-- "Ratifying Kyoto for Our Children's Grandchildren", SNR, 1998 (with Ed Smeloff)

LAOS AND INDOCHINA

LI1-- "MY EXPERIENCES WITH LAOS AND INDOCHINA",  2005
LI2-- "SOMETHING MISSING: A VISIT TO THE PLAIN OF JARS", 1994
LI3-- "MAKING AMENDS FOR INDOCHINA'S CALVARY", Alternet, 8/30/04
LI4-- "KISSINGER: ENLIGHTENED STATESMAN OR ODIOUS SCHLUMPF?", 5/01
LI5-- "Wanted: If Henry Kissinger Isn't Guilty Of War Crimes, No One Is. A Vietnam War Whistleblower On Christopher Hitchens' Case Against The Former Secretary Of State”, Salon, May 18, 2001
LI6-- Dan Ellsberg Interview, The Man Who Leaked The Pentagon Papers Talks About Why Five American Presidents Lied About Vietnam -- And How To Get The Truth On Iraq”, Salon, 11/19/02
LI7-- "The Media, The War and 3.4 Million Ghosts: Reflections on The U.S. Press Corps in Indochina," SNR, 1998
LI8-- "A New War Story," on healing the wounds of the war, Salon, 8/27/96
LI9-- "A Soldier For Peace: The John Kerry I Knew During The Vietnam War Was Far From The Radical Portrayed By The Bush Campaign. He Was A Courageous Truth-Teller -- And, Caught In A New Inferno, The Country Could Use Him Again”, Salon, 4/13/04
LI20-- Excerpts on Branfman From Backfire, by Roger Warner, Simon and Schuster

POLITICS

PL1-- "THE NEED TO DE-MYSTIFY THE PRESIDENCY," Tikkun, Fall, 2002
PL2-- "WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE IN POLITICS: A VETERAN OF AMERICA'S POLITICAL TRENCHES EXPLAINS WHY PUBLIC SERVICE HAS BECOME A DIRTY TERM -- AND HOW WE CAN CLEAN UP THE SYSTEM", SALON, 5/20/96
PL3- “WHAT WE REALLY CAN'T FORGIVE CLINTON FOR: HE GOT CAUGHT", SALON, 9-4-98
PL4-- "ADVICE TO KERRY: IT'S ALL ABOUT HEART: IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BE SMARTER THAN GEORGE W. BUSH -- YOU'VE GOT TO SHOW SOME REAL FEELING", SALON, 3/12/04
PL5 -- “The Gene Is Out Of The Bottle: Get Ready For The Debate Of a Lifetime!”, Salon, 11/27/96
PL6-- "Earth To Gore: Concede Now To Fight Another Day", Salon, 11/30/00
PL7-- Gary Hart interview, "Where The New Democrats Went Wrong", Salon, 8/15/00
PL8-- "Why The Public Needs To Know If Bush Used Drugs: It’s About Character, Stupid" , Salon, 8/31/99
PL9-- Jerry Brown Interview, "Moving Toward The Abyss", Salon, 6/23/05
PL10- “Just Do It, Bill: The president needs to get this off his chest", Salon, 8/06/98
PL11-- "Making History: What Clinton Needs To Do His 2nd Term”, Salon, 11/06/96
PL12-- Pat Choate interview, "The Kingmaker Speaks", Salon, 11/11/99
PL13 “The Horny Dilemma: Do We Really Want A Sexually Frustrated President -- Or Is The Clinton Scandal An Opportunity To Redefine The Tyrannical Institution Of Marriage?”, Salon, 2/10/98
PL14- "To Die For The People: In a bold new proposal, the G.O.P. urges seniors to ‘Bite the Dust for the Budget’”, Salon, 4/1/96
PL15- "What Rudy Giuliani's Actions Can Teach Us", Alternet, 5/26/00
PL16- Scenes From The State of The World Forum
PL 17- Should Ted Turner Give $1 Billion To The UN?

IRAQ AND TERRORISM

IT1-- "BRIEFING FOR A DESCENT INTO HELL: A WIDE-EYED EXTRATERRESTRIAL IS INSTRUCTED ABOUT HOW A MAN NAMED BUSH BECAME THE MOST POWERFUL LEADER ON EARTH -- AND HOW HE LED THE PLANET INTO CHAOS”, SALON, 4/2/03
IT2-- "A GENERATION BETRAYED", early 2003
IT3-- "President Bush is Endangering Our Lives: A Fact Sheet", 10/04
IT4-- "A Time For Truth- Bush's Reelection Threatens You and Your Loved Ones", 10/04
IT5- "Secretary Rumsfeld Resigns After Kay Report, Citing Pledge To Grandson Jutting-Jaw Authority Figure Says Viewing Of `Liar, Liar’ Catalyzed Shocking Decision. ", Salon, 10/4/03
IT6- “March Of Folly: How The `Bush Doctrine’ Weakens America”, 3/19/03