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My Daughter Got ‘Manti Teo’d’

My Daughter Got  ‘Manti  Teo’d’

While watching Katie Couric’s interview of Manti Te’o last Thursday,  I got deja vu,  goosebumps, and extremely irritated.  And after it was over, I took ownership of my acute stupidity. When my daughter was a freshman in high school, she had a fun, intriguing, ‘first-love’ relationship with a guy (I think) who lived a privileged...

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Jury service shakes up daily routine

Feb 26, 2015

In my imagination, I’m a go-with-the-flow kind of guy. When the unexpected happens, I quickly adapt. I admire adventurers and undercover operatives who throw themselves into dangerous, uncharted situations and find a way to improvise new game plans. One of … Continue reading

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Can Better Health Be Bought?

Can Better Health Be Bought?

There was a time during the late Middle Ages when anyone with enough cash on hand could appeal to the local church “pardoner” for the remission of their sins, in effect buying their way to heaven. The bigger the pardon (for instance, salvation from eternal damnation), the larger the donation, ensuring, if not a...

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Self-acceptance helps when painting a room

Feb 23, 2015
Self-acceptance helps when painting a room

  Age has brought a touch of patience. I took the cabinet door off before I started painting the small upstairs bathroom. In my first two houses, I painted over hinges, telling myself the overall new look would far outweigh … Continue reading

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Cousins has little to gain from game plan of new Kings coach

Feb 18, 2015
Cousins has little to gain from game plan of new Kings coach

“He might be our best passer.” That’s what George Karl, the new coach of the Sacramento Kings,  said about DeMarcus Cousins, according to this morning’s Sacramento Bee.  Karl was talking about his plan to experiment to see how to best … Continue reading

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Competition, equality and riding the bench

Feb 17, 2015

At Braddock Park, the playground in Queens where I learned so many life lessons, you had to earn your way onto the big-guys court. The rule was that winners stayed on the court. No one wanted to be saddled with … Continue reading

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Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

At a recent meeting in Palo Alto, home to Stanford University and epicenter of Silicon Valley, a standing-room-only crowd gathered to figure out why, after years of effort, there still doesn’t seem to be any let up in the number of high school students choosing to take their own lives.


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Kings coach Corbin shows more class than his bosses

Feb 11, 2015
Kings coach Corbin shows more class than his bosses

  If you can keep your dignity and decency while those around you are acting like jerks and low-lifes, then you’re  – Tyrone Corbin, the coach of the Sacramento Kings. Corbin has shown class under fire while Kings primary owner … Continue reading

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A Healthy Reconnection With Our Spiritual Senses

A Healthy Reconnection With Our Spiritual Senses

A recent article in the Sacramento Bee gives a well-deserved shout-out to a local Eagle Scout who has carved out enough time from his high school studies to build a “sensory garden” designed to help people recoup cognitive and physical functions lost through injury.

 
“Garlic and citrus plants invite patients to take a nibble,...

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McClatchy’s generosity to retiring executive strikes sour note

Feb 9, 2015

Why does a newspaper chain give a big incentive award to a retiring executive who has seen widespread layoffs, declining revenue and profits, and a plunging stock price on his watch? Executive loyalty, I suppose. Those at the top take care … Continue reading

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