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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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Sacramento arena breeds confusion over parking, new housing

Aug 31, 2015

Since the city of Sacramento needs to generate millions of dollars in new parking revenue to pay for the downtown Kings arena, how come city officials and promoters are eager to increase light-rail use on game nights? If the city … Continue reading

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Winners and whiners on the basketball court

Aug 26, 2015

While waiting to play a pickup game Monday with the 40-and-over crowd, I watched a fellow named Mike miss on a drive, grab his own rebound and make a power move for a quick put-back shot. The defender slammed him … Continue reading

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Homeless copper thieves in Carmichael — imagine that!

Aug 24, 2015

I understand that it’s hard to dump on poor people, desperate immigrants and the homeless without looking mean-spirited. I suppose that’s why bullies and bigots prefer to hide behind myths, lies and half-truths like Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” and Donald … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Review: Suburban Turban, and a Contest

SUBURBAN TURBAN I tried to tuck my hair up.. Now that you have saved some bangs using the Shebangz system, you need headwear. When you think of hats, you think of the Queen of England, amirite?  Okay, maybe you are younger - so Kate Middleton...

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Sex slaves, ISIS and Thomas Jefferson

Aug 19, 2015

I was surprised to find myself drawing connections the other day between the Islamic State and Thomas Jefferson. Usually, I have ISIS filed away under depraved actions and barbaric images and Jefferson in the pantheon of great presidents afflicted with … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Review: Shebangz, and a contest

SHEBANGZ (I can't hear the phrase "She bangs" without thinking of William Hung from American Idol, can you?) Like listening to Hung, losing your hair is truly every woman's nightmare, more so than most any other aspect of chemotherapy.  Being bald hits us in a primal place, one that you don't have to be vain to...

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Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

Aug 17, 2015
Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

When my single scull capsized and I was thrown into Lake Natoma Saturday morning, I felt a split-second of relief. The splash of cold water felt good on my sweaty body. I had feared going over from the moment I … Continue reading

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Sacramento-area rivers are dangerous — so what?

Aug 12, 2015

Breaking news! Wading, crossing or swimming in local rivers and creeks can be dangerous. I don’t know why that should be front-page news in the Sacramento Bee, but there it was again this morning. Members of the volunteer Drowning Accident … Continue reading

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Try sculling to push your comfort zone

Aug 10, 2015
Try sculling to push your comfort zone

I pushed my comfort zone over the weekend, and I tell myself that’s a good thing. I overcame some fears and picked up new skills that could prove useful. But that doesn’t mean I’m looking forward to expanding this process … Continue reading

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