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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

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“Safe space” won’t solve case of slain Grant High football player

Nov 23, 2015

One wonders whether there is a “safe space” for a witness with a troubled conscience. This would be a person who saw the fatal shooting of Grant High School football player Jaulon Clavo Nov. 13. The 17-year-old Clavo was gunned … Continue reading

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Searching for words to capture Vietnam experience

Nov 18, 2015

One has only learnt to get the better of words For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture Is a new beginning, … Continue reading

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When you take on power, there are no “safe spaces”

Nov 16, 2015

I’m not feeling at all sympathetic to the idea of creating “safe spaces” for the growing number of people who feel life has given them a raw deal because they’re black, female, gay, transgender, oppressed campus activists or some other … Continue reading

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Appeasing DeMarcus Cousins is a losing tactic

Nov 13, 2015

Insanity is doing the same stupid thing over and over but expecting a different result. It should be clear by now that appeasing DeMarcus Cousins brings nothing but losing seasons to Sacramento. It should be evident that undermining good coaches … Continue reading

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Want a bite of my meal? Forget it!

Nov 11, 2015

I don’t  like to feel alone in the universe, so I was relieved to see a Carolyn Hax advice column on the subject of sharing food at a restaurant. A disgruntled husband complained that his wife always asks for a … Continue reading

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Get sports injuries checked out quickly

Nov 9, 2015

“Don’t assume the worst about aches and pains.” I plan to make that my mantra, despite my tendency toward pessimism. I was pleased to discover that the likely cause of my achy hips and slivers of pain radiating down my … Continue reading

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Even today, talking about Vietnam War is difficult

Nov 5, 2015

What do I think about the “Vietnam experience” today? That’s one of the questions I was asked in a note from Harvard classmates who are making preparations for our 50th reunion in 2017. The two other questions asked what I … Continue reading

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All-consuming ambition brings highs and lows

Nov 3, 2015

Angel Rios is an 18-year-old boxer who wants to win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Let me rephrase that: he believes anything less than that is a personal failure. “I don’t want to just go and … Continue reading

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Kitchen remodeling is a challenge

Oct 29, 2015
Kitchen remodeling is a challenge

Until a week ago, the word “backsplash” wasn’t in my vocabulary. Now, I’m giving a lot of thought to that area behind the sink that protects the wall from splashes. I’ve looked at hundreds of pictures online and tried to … Continue reading

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