Monthly Archives: January 2016

There must be a better way to handle a pitch for money

When I left my athletic club in downtown Sacramento last Sunday, I saw a middle-aged black woman standing across the street. I didn’t immediately take her for a street person. “Are you from Sacramento?” she asked as I approached. I said … Continue reading

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Painting of kitchen gets complicated

The fourth painter arrived 10 minutes early to do an estimate for painting the kitchen and laundry room. He sent his proposal in the time promised. That’s real progress after three weeks of hunting. The first two painters, despite their … Continue reading

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A medical setback for an inspiring athlete

I am saddened to learn that a remarkable basketball player in the Sacramento area has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized in serious condition. Five years ago, I wrote about the exploits of Kenny Fong, who set an example of … Continue reading

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O.J. Simpson is no symbol of injustice

The producers of a 10-part miniseries on the sensational O.J. Simpson murder trial say the time is right to revisit the case. Current headlines bring daily dispatches of confrontations between white law enforcement officers and black civilians, and issues of … Continue reading

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Getting old is a struggle, not a privilege

“I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing … Continue reading

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