Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg I have played basketball from the streets of New York City to the playgrounds of Berkeley and the athletic clubs of Sacramento. I was a longtime copy editor and writer at The Sacramento Bee.

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Renting a car? Keep your guard up

Oct 5, 2015
Renting a car? Keep your guard up

Before leaving on a road trip to the South recently, I called my car-insurance company to check whether I should get any added coverage on a rental car. I don’t rent cars often, and I’m wary when I do. Rental … Continue reading

Bringing a lot of baggage on Southern road trip

Oct 2, 2015

I brought a lot of baggage with me on my road trip through the South last week. For one thing, I felt compelled to tell my wife, Carol, to stick to the speed limit because I definitely didn’t want to … Continue reading

First, basketball, then the wedding

Sep 30, 2015
First, basketball, then the wedding

Basketball is a Clegg-family sport spanning three generations. That’s why it wasn’t surprising full-court games were on tap the morning of my great-nephew Brendan’s wedding day in Wilmington, N.C., last weekend. Brendan, a 29-year-old lawyer, had rented an indoor court … Continue reading

Football fan could use some common sense

Sep 24, 2015

Here are a few thought-provoking things from the world of sports recently: The beating of a jersey-wearing Minnesota Vikings fan by S.F. fans after a recent 49ers home game made me wonder about the wisdom of making yourself a potential … Continue reading

He didn’t look like a murderer

Sep 22, 2015

While reading a book review recently, I saw that the novel was set in the small seaside town of Moclips, Washington. I was immediately taken back 40 years to one of my first encounters with true evil. Back then, I … Continue reading

Caution, precision needed in Sac State debate over “genocide”

Sep 16, 2015

There’s nothing like the word “genocide” to ignite a heated debate. Believe me, I know. When I read about the controversy at Sac State regarding whether the killing of American Indians should be called “genocide,” I was reminded of a … Continue reading

Assisted-suicide bill is an affirmation of rational living

Sep 14, 2015

To hell with the gatekeepers. I don’t want doctors, priests, advocates for the poor and disabled or anyone else telling me when and how I can die. I don’t want a panel of physicians telling me to live with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Why friendship among co-workers has declined

Sep 10, 2015

Friendship is declining in the workplace. That was the premise of a Sunday op-ed piece in the New York Times by Adam Grant, a professor of management and psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. “Once, work … Continue reading

Sacramento restaurant owners should put a minimum-wage increase on their menu

Sep 8, 2015

When it came time to decide on a tip for the waitress, I weighed her amusing talk against her failure to keep onions off my artisan pizza. I deducted four percentage points from the 20 percent tipping figure I use … Continue reading

Humility is an editor’s constant companion

Sep 2, 2015

I was amused to see “CQ” prominently displayed on the Sacramento Bee’s online home page this morning. Why? Because it reminded me of my years as a Bee copy editor and the knowledge that the road to public embarrassment is … Continue reading

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