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Good looks are part of the equation

Jun 17, 2015

Back in my dating days, I had many first meetings that started with a coffee date. The idea was to get a sense whether things might go anywhere without slogging through what might be an uncomfortable, expensive dinner date. In … Continue reading

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Letting go of the past isn’t so easy

Jun 15, 2015
Letting go of the past isn’t so easy

    In a 1960 column from my high school newspaper, I’m tabbed as a future star of the varsity basketball team at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens. A few paragraphs later, Robert Savio is mentioned as the … Continue reading

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Journalism and self-help book on collision course

Jun 10, 2015

Here’s yet another thing I don’t get: Why would people with seemingly good professional credentials promote themselves as life coaches and then publicly write things so nonsensical or utterly simplistic that they undermine their own credibility? I mean, why not … Continue reading

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Sacramento politicians tell voters to get lost

Jun 8, 2015
Sacramento politicians tell voters to get lost

  If you get the feeling Sacramento city politicians are telling the majority of local voters to go to hell, you’re definitely not imagining things. Last November, wary voters wanted no part of Mayor Kevin Johnson’s strong-mayor proposal. They rejected … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Full Circle, Squished Breasts

Unbelievably, at my last oncology appointment, my doctor ordered a mammogram - for me.   He said, "I think we've been neglecting your routine care."Routine care?   Me and routine care? Does not compute.In 2009, when I was diagnosed, I only had my diseased breast removed, keeping my other one as a souvenir. With...

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Kings star DeMarcus Cousins won’t buy Ranadive’s basketball theory designed for girls

Jun 3, 2015
Kings star DeMarcus Cousins won’t buy Ranadive’s basketball theory designed for girls

When you think about the story of David and Goliath, you don’t automatically think about Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive and his star center DeMarcus Cousins. But there is a link to be drawn, and it doesn’t bode well … Continue reading

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A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

Jun 1, 2015
A rug deal goes down under the freeway overpass

  After  more than two decades of collecting antique rugs and woven tribal pieces, I still like the hunt. I go to local estate sales and antique fairs hoping that my specialized knowledge will pay off in a great find. … Continue reading

Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper
Why time flies

Why time flies

To some, me included, it’s a compelling mystery as to where the time goes. Especially while standing at the intersection of 50+ and EmptyNest-hood. I often asked myself: Is time moving faster, or am I moving slower? I really believe it’s a little of both. And I think I have finally figured it all...

Cottage Cheese and Crepe Paper
It’s the little things

It’s the little things

There’s a little bench on a beautifully shaded street close to my office that often has a little “shrine” or homage displayed. Not big. Not flashy. Nothing blatant. For whom, I know not. Honoring what, I haven’t a clue. It may be a small bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, or a balloon, or a colorfully painted...

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When moral principles won out over basketball ambitions

May 27, 2015

In a world of moral compromise and rationalization, it’s uplifting to read about a man who did the right thing at the right time. That man was the Rev. John Lo Schiavo, who served as president of the University of … Continue reading

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