Monthly Archives: January 2013

Imagine if athletes stuck by their stupid comments

  I walked into my local dry-cleaning shop one day years ago to find the owner, an engagingly opinionated black woman named Irene, listening to Rush Limbaugh as she went about her work. “How come you’re listening to that guy?” … Continue reading

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Rowing keeps her young in spirit

    This Saturday is the big day: the Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships. I admit that I hadn’t heard of this esoteric event until my wife, Carol, came home last month and announced that she would be competing in … Continue reading

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Endurance helps in battling bank fees

I’m not going to brag about getting Bank of America to rescind a $30 fee it charged me for stopping payment on a check. I figured that might happen because I’ve been a BofA customer since 1978, and I’m not … Continue reading

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Why didn’t Mayor Johnson see a sale coming?

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. — Wayne Gretzky. Hockey great Wayne Gretzky knew that anticipation was the key to success in his game. Small … Continue reading

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What game is NBA commissioner playing?

  As the sale of the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle investment group moves rapidly ahead, let us speculate on the role played by NBA Commissioner David Stern. The impression in Sacramento, fostered by the Bee and other local media, … Continue reading

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