Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kings get charity from companies

I gave SureWest Communications my business this year. After years of procrastination and endless pitches from telecommunications companies,  I finally sat down and tried to make sense of  all those offers about bundling television, Internet and phone services. At the … Continue reading

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Grandparenting is a new game

I didn’t expect to be a grandparent. I had skipped the kids and parenting stage. Almost missed getting married. I was a single guy through my 20s and 30s. It fit my style. I was a wandering journalist and had … Continue reading

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Why small pitchers rarely come up big

   Sports purists believe in fair play and a level playing field. They accuse steroid users of  undermining the integrity of the game. They don’t want to see the likes of Barry Bonds in baseball’s Hall of Fame. He cheated … Continue reading

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One-liners can say a lot

One summer day when I was a teenager, my older brother drove up to the house in his station wagon. His wife and two young children were in the car. The rear section was filled to the ceiling with the … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant’s image takes a hit

  It’s hard to be a complete phony when you’re playing competitive basketball. You can’t keep up a carefully crafted image when you’re going all out physically and your opponents are banging your body. You’re down to the raw self and … Continue reading

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