Monthly Archives: June 2014

Crying foul over arena “extortion” is hypocritical

The trouble with setting a bad example is that you inspire others to follow your lead. Imitation, after all, is the sincerest form of flattery. No need to get all hypocritical when this happens. The Kings arena boondoggle is an … Continue reading

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Step two on window repair would have helped

  Last weekend served as a good reminder that I am not a handyman. I was stymied for considerable time on a minor home repair because I wasn’t given complete instructions. Perhaps a native born Californian with fix-it genes in … Continue reading

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Headline on U.S. soccer game is out of bounds

“RED, WHITE AND BLEW IT.” That was the all-caps headline on the front page on the Sacramento Bee this morning. It was plastered over a picture of  U.S. fans, draped in red, white and blue, looking shocked after Portugal tied … Continue reading

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An occasional ‘thank you’ might have kept this nursery in business

As I was driving along Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento yesterday, I passed the blocklong ghost of Capital Nursery. The once-thriving showcase that had provided beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs for local gardens since 1936 went out of business in 2012. … Continue reading

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San Antonio Spurs, Aborigines and world peace

Thoughts on the NBA Finals: Even when the San Antonio Spurs were up by 20 points last night, I couldn’t relax. I worried that LeBron James and his one-man show would undo all the satisfying, old-school passing, cutting and unselfishness … Continue reading

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