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Throughout the Kings’ long, abysmal past season, coach Michael Malone bemoaned the team’s lack of passing and weak defense. Although astute in his analysis, Malone seemed unable to persuade his players to do what he knew they should be doing. … Continue reading →
Every American holiday, I celebrate with store-bought cupcakes appropriately decorated for the holiday. They come by the dozen and I buy the lot, even the holidays when I’ve been on my own. They must come from the supermarket; no poofy bakery cupcakes for me. When I lived in Elk Grove, I would buy them at Raley’s,...
Tony Kushner can write. In fact he writes so well, he has received a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards and, just last year, an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay (“Lincoln”).
The trouble with setting a bad example is that you inspire others to follow your lead. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. No need to get all hypocritical when this happens. The Kings arena boondoggle is an … Continue reading →
Last weekend served as a good reminder that I am not a handyman. I was stymied for considerable time on a minor home repair because I wasn’t given complete instructions. Perhaps a native born Californian with fix-it genes in … Continue reading →
Women with breast cancer have an expression: they want to "dance with Ned." Ned, for my young friends, is an old-fashioned name like Elmer or Chester that will probably never become stylish again. Yet, for those of us with breast cancer, it is still the sweetest name on the planet. It stands for No...