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.

Web Site: http://gameto100.com


Heavy player seeks edge with vegan diet

Dec 1, 2014

In recent months, I noticed that one of regulars in the over-40 basketball games at my athletic club, a burly guy who likes to post up near the baseline, had dropped a considerable amount of weight. “Twenty-five pounds,” he said. … Continue reading

Deciding which road to take

Nov 27, 2014

I enjoyed the first installment this week of the Lifetime television series “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns.” The six-part reality show follows five women who are considering becoming Catholic nuns. Having been taught by Kentucky Dominican nuns for eight years at … Continue reading

Wanted: a soul-tracking GPS device

Nov 24, 2014

My portable GPS device seemed to know where I was even I didn’t. All I could see were the lights from other cars in the blackness of the night. I was tired and tense. I wanted to get myself, my … Continue reading

Sorry to see this custom-made blazer depart

Nov 19, 2014
Sorry to see this custom-made blazer depart

My old black blazer fit fine. I figured, at first glance, it would be appropriate for the event. The three front buttons were cut too low to be stylish, but this custom-made blazer had a timeless appeal. Good men’s clothing … Continue reading

DeMarcus Cousins is a downer on upbeat Kings

Nov 17, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins is a downer on upbeat Kings

  A perceptive, tolerant human being I know had this to say about DeMarcus Cousins: “He may be a jerk, but he’s our jerk.” The comment came from a longtime Sacramentan who looks for ways to get beyond negative experiences … Continue reading

Legend of Frank the Indian takes odd turn

Nov 13, 2014

The other day, my older brother John emailed me a picture and asked whether I knew who the dignified-looking, white-haired man was. “Looks like an Italian notable,” I responded. “That’s our Indian, Frankie Lia,” my brother replied. He had done a … Continue reading

Local hotels get hard elbow from Kings’ owners

Nov 10, 2014

Local hotel owners, particularly in downtown Sacramento, can’t be enthusiastic that the owners of the Sacramento Kings plan to build a 250-room hotel next to the new arena. Area hotels struggled through the deep recession and are only now beginning … Continue reading

Boxing’s oldest champion faces big test

Nov 6, 2014

Thanks to a number of pre-fight news stories, I’ve become interested in what happens when boxer Bernard Hopkins takes on Russian fighter Sergey Kovalev this Saturday night. On one level, the fight in Atlantic City, N.J., looks like the classic … Continue reading

When life gets nip and tuck

Nov 3, 2014

In perusing the New York Times the other day, I came across a debate ignited by the remarkable transformation of actress Renee Zellweger’s face. Many thought Zellweger, 45, was almost unrecognizable when she appeared at a recent event. They assumed … Continue reading

A tactic unworthy of a good newspaper

Oct 31, 2014

“Sacramento must separate Measure L from the mayor,” proclaims the headline over the Sacramento Bee’s lead editorial Thursday. The newspaper’s editorial board has advanced this specious position before, and I suspect it was bombarded with ridicule. Why else would this … Continue reading

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