Monthly Archives: March 2017

Politeness at the Home Depot checkout line

Polite gestures were directed toward me the other day, and I don’t know what to make of them. I doubt that I invited them, given my tendency to avoid eye contact with strangers. But there I was in the garden … Continue reading

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Random thoughts of a conflicted sports fan

The Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento is a fine place to watch a basketball game. I went there Friday evening to watch the McClatchy girls’ team play for the Division 1 state title. Given the small crowd, the steep … Continue reading

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From the dentist’s drill to parking-lot woes

When you leave a dentist’s office, things should start to pick up. Such was not the case this week. Monday morning, I drove over to a trendy section of east Sacramento, parked my 2014 Mustang in the dentist’s half-filled lot … Continue reading

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Those who take clutch shots, and those who don’t

Princeton’s Devin Cannady could have been the hero last week, but he missed a three-pointer in the closing seconds of an upset bid against Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He had a relatively open shot; … Continue reading

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The Sacramento Kings and “the integrity of the game”

“The integrity of the game is everything.” You hear that line in sports a lot, especially when bad stuff taints the public perception of athletic competition. Nothing like the whiff of a point-shaving scandal to set off panic buttons. The slightest … Continue reading

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