Vern's Verbal Vibe

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better.

November 14, 2010

And That Ball Will Fly, Fly Away

Baseball lost another legendary broadcaster this week when Dave Niehaus, the voice of the Seattle Mariners since their inception, passed away suddenly. A touching tribute can be found here.

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November 11, 2010

The Most Harmful Drug

A recent study published in the Lancet compared the harm caused by various drugs, legal and illegal, to the user and society. The results:

Adult children of alcoholics have long suspected as much based on our experience; the scientific corroboration is welcome. Expect drug czars and the like to pooh-pooh the findings, not to mention the alcohol industry and its apologists.

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