Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why should the rich pay for a a Kings arena when they can take our money?

Why don’t the wealthy owners of the Kings pay for an arena themselves? My goodness, I almost fell off my chair when I saw that question raised in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee. You start asking questions like that and you might … Continue reading

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Men’s underwear has come a long way, buddy

The first clue I was in foreign territory came with the phase “men’s nylon intimates.” When had “intimates,” a tingly word that had served as a near occasion of sin back in my youth, crossed the  gender divide?  Was I … Continue reading

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My wife’s broken leg upends our orderly life

  I woke up at 6 a.m. Friday, went into the kitchen to make coffee and saw the red light blinking on the phone-answering machine. My wife, Carol, had left for the Port of Sacramento at 4:30 for her rowing … Continue reading

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A divine joke in arena-subsidy fight?

The Lord works in strange ways. Mother Teresa cared for the downtrodden of India with funds from some morally suspect donors.  If dictators hoped to absolve themselves of sin or craft a new image, they could wrestle with their own … Continue reading

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When you’re unprepared for the great flood and typhoid

I received a leaflet in the mail the other day with this warning in red ink: “Be aware of your flood risk and be prepared.” The California Department of Water Resources informed me that my Land Park home is located … Continue reading

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