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Time for humor amid political correctness

Feb 8, 2016

A little humor goes a long way in the cultural sensitivity wars. “The Daily Show” struck a refreshing note in its spoof on DeMarcus  Cousins’ objection to Year of the Monkey T-shirts that were to be distributed at Sleep Train … Continue reading

Game to 100
Time for humor amid political correctness

Feb 8, 2016

A little humor goes a long way in the cultural sensitivity wars. “The Daily Show” struck a refreshing note in its spoof on DeMarcus  Cousins’ objection to Year of the Monkey T-shirts that were to be distributed at Sleep Train … Continue reading

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Clean Eating: How the Sierra Foothills’ region shines

Clean Eating: How the Sierra Foothills’ region shines

FORGET THE OLD ADAGE ABOUT cleaning your plate, which dates back to the Herbert Hoover era of the government’s “clean plate club” cam- paign. Clean eating refers to making what’s on your plate “clean”—or free of processed or refined foods. The emphasis is on eating whole natural foods, including generous portions of fruits and vegetables...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Clean Eating: How the Sierra Foothills’ region shines

Clean Eating: How the Sierra Foothills’ region shines

FORGET THE OLD ADAGE ABOUT cleaning your plate, which dates back to the Herbert Hoover era of the government’s “clean plate club” cam- paign. Clean eating refers to making what’s on your plate “clean”—or free of processed or refined foods. The emphasis is on eating whole natural foods, including generous portions of fruits and vegetables...

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Babying DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t worked, so now what?

Dec 30, 2015
Babying DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t worked, so now what?

I told you, so! I told you, so! “Pretty soon, the apologists and enablers of DeMarcus Cousins are going to run out of spin material on the 6-foot-1l, 270-pound Kings center and have to deal with an unpleasant reality: the … Continue reading

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Silence by Kings players on Rondo’s anti-gay slur is disturbing

Dec 28, 2015

The main questions I still have about the ugly Rajon Rondo incident are these: What do his teammates think about Rondo’s hurling an anti-gay slur at a referee? And what do other NBA players think? The players’ public  silence is … Continue reading

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The long delay before Rajon Rondo’s anti-gay slurs attracted notice

Dec 16, 2015

My cynicism has been rising steadily in the wake of the Rajon Rondo incident, which has been front-page news two days in a row in the home-town newspaper of the Sacramento Kings. I’m sure you’ve been reading the expressions of … Continue reading

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Downtown Sacramento needs housing before a soccer stadium

Dec 2, 2015

Given the prospect of  sucking up $46 million in public money, the promoters of a soccer stadium at the old railyard site would have us believe they will use their own money for the remaining $180 million cost. Does any … Continue reading

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Arena developers, Kings on wrong side of immigration issue

Nov 25, 2015

I would feel proud if the movers and shakers in Sacramento backed a program to bring desperate Syrian war refugees to our city. Instead, they are promoting a plan to allow wealthy foreigners to go to the head of the … Continue reading

Marty Mac's World
Scotty Stirling: The 5-foot-7 (maybe) Giant

Nov 13, 2015


I knew Scotty Stirling for more than 25 years, but only a couple of months ago when I went to visit him in a nearby nursing home, did I learn his given name, Gordon.

“Gordon?” I thought, “Who knew?”

Little did I know that visiting Gordon, as I kidded him, was the beginning of my...

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