Monthly Archives: September 2015

First, basketball, then the wedding

Basketball is a Clegg-family sport spanning three generations. That’s why it wasn’t surprising full-court games were on tap the morning of my great-nephew Brendan’s wedding day in Wilmington, N.C., last weekend. Brendan, a 29-year-old lawyer, had rented an indoor court … Continue reading

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Football fan could use some common sense

Here are a few thought-provoking things from the world of sports recently: The beating of a jersey-wearing Minnesota Vikings fan by S.F. fans after a recent 49ers home game made me wonder about the wisdom of making yourself a potential … Continue reading

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He didn’t look like a murderer

While reading a book review recently, I saw that the novel was set in the small seaside town of Moclips, Washington. I was immediately taken back 40 years to one of my first encounters with true evil. Back then, I … Continue reading

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Caution, precision needed in Sac State debate over “genocide”

There’s nothing like the word “genocide” to ignite a heated debate. Believe me, I know. When I read about the controversy at Sac State regarding whether the killing of American Indians should be called “genocide,” I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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Assisted-suicide bill is an affirmation of rational living

To hell with the gatekeepers. I don’t want doctors, priests, advocates for the poor and disabled or anyone else telling me when and how I can die. I don’t want a panel of physicians telling me to live with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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