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If There Were Writing Enhancement Drugs, Would We Take Them?

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Oh, that they had writing enhancement drugs!  Would we use them?
And if we did, would get caught and would there be any penalties? 

If we did, could anyone tell?  Most of us already have swollen heads and enhanced egos.  If we were lousy writers to begin with, would writing enhancement drugs give us a home run-hitting novel or Pulitzer-winning investigative piece.  Probably not.

It's an understatement to say that former Sen. George Mitchell's report that spelled out widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball will eclipse most other news for days.

In the long run will it make a difference and will there be an significant changes.  It's anybody's guess.

Like most baseball fans, I kind of, sort of knew that players were using, but didn't realize that there were far more than I suspected.

Do I care that steroid use abound?  Yes, on many levels. 

Are my feelings a confused as mixed as the myriad of opinions espoused by the talking heads and disembodied voices?  Yes.

Am I disappointed that some of my favorite players, like former Dodgers Paul LoDuca and Eric Gagne, were on the list?  Yes.

Let face it, we live in an age of enhanced science and enhanced everything else.  Chances are that now that the pills have spilled of the bottle, there will be no putting them back.

We can't take two steps without seeing examples of enhancement.  Some are good; some are bad.

At the very top of the echelon we have our government officials touting enhanced rendition/enhance interrogation techniques -- a bad thing that they say is a good thing.

On the positive side or who cares? side there's a shopping list of "enhancements" to choose from -- some are natural -- most are store bought.

Jay Leno has a naturally enhanced jaw line, as J-Lo has a pronounced posterior.

For us gals, that shopping list of over-the-counter enhancements is nearly limitless.  Do I cheat nature with regular purchases of L'Oreal?  Damn straight I do!

Dying one's hair -- and here's a big secret, men do it, too -- is so common place that no one even thinks about it when they see an 80-year-old crone with a head full of ash blonde or brown hair. 

Ironically, it's just the opposite; we notice if she doesn't dye her hair.
Look at the abuse that old witch, Barbara Bush got for letting her hair go au naturel.

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)

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