Monthly Archives: September 2016

Clinton-Trump debate had echo of “Battle of the Sexes”

The Clinton-Trump debate Monday evening reminded me of the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. In both events, a central question was this: Can a woman beat a man in a pressure-filled contest in … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s embarrassing purchase of Koons sculpture is no boost for local art

My wife and granddaughter shared in the excitement of this year’s Chalk-It-Up Festival in Sacramento by joining 200 local artists in transforming squares of sidewalk concrete into colorful artwork. The annual event serves as a fundraiser to promote youth art … Continue reading

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The point of pie-throwing is to degrade and humiliate the victim

All those folks who think the assault on Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Wednesday night was lighthearted political theater should reflect on the words of attacker Sean Thompson: “Pie throwing was the least violent action I could take.” Such violence against … Continue reading

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Hail to the mayor

Way to go, Mayor Johnson. I’m glad you still have the reflexes at 50 to ward off an attacker bent on doing who knows what kind of physical harm to you. I’m sure it was scary to be grabbed by … Continue reading

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Ready for the flight to heaven

In glancing through the obituaries in Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee, I noticed that an 87-year-old woman had “gained her wings 09/09/16.” Further down the page, I saw an ad for the Angel Care funeral home, complete with fluttering wings above the … Continue reading

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