Monthly Archives: September 2014

9/11 Memorial provides moving experience

“Do you want to see the 9/11 Memorial?” my wife asked. “I guess,” I said reluctantly. “I don’t know about the museum.” “That might be too much,” she said. The thought of seeing the memorial had surfaced in my mind … Continue reading

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Speed bag conveys memories of long ago

I decided to retire my old speed bag. It’s been with me for at least 20 years. It’s too worn and cracked and covered in red tape to bother replacing the bladder again. Sometimes, you just have to let go. … Continue reading

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Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

The scene unfolded like a silent movie. I was riding my bike on Third Street near S Street in downtown Sacramento Friday morning, a transitional area near the freeway where state offices give way to modest homes. It saw two … Continue reading

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From Atlanta Hawks to Kings, racial differences don’t equal racism

Let us give thanks to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, the  author of several books on achievements by blacks and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s pick in 2012 to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador, may open … Continue reading

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Children pay price for parents’ willful ignorance

In discussing her long history of depression, California’s secretary of state, Debra Bowen, said  in a Los Angeles Times story that she had opted not to have children because she thought it would be irresponsible to put another person “through … Continue reading

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