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And Another Thing: Considering beauty in an election year

I have reasonable hair. I have a nice smile. Well, I have an odd, lopsided smile. But heck, that doesn’t keep me from smiling. Lately, though, my eyelids always seem to be a ...

Grab your camera for the picture of a lifetime

I’m a cyclist and a photographer. Or, more exactly, a bike rider and a picture taker. These are two hobbies that go together well.  Any rider will tell you part of the ...

Start of the Zebras’ golf season

Another spring and another season of golf for Lincoln High School. This is the last year of my golf career at Lincoln High and it started off on a low note. After practicing for a ...

Regrets, I've had a few: how 'bout you?

In the wise words of Tom Petty, “Some days are diamonds. Some days are rocks.” I hope your week has been diamonds, but I have to say that mine was a mouthful of gravel. ...

Bike column

Today, we will start our ride at the Pavilion in McBean Park. As always, check your bike, tires and be sure to take water with you. Put on your helmet and let’s go for a ride ...

Humor column, not required reading

   Writing a column like this is pure fun.  Unfortunately, there are those who, when they notice that someone they politically agree with is being made fun of, can&r ...

The stripers are coming! The stripers are coming!

For many Nor Cal anglers, there is only one species that can generate as much excitement and discussion as salmon and that is the striped bass. They are incredible fighters and gro ...

Wrestling with the numbers

Wrestling is a sport of passion and that passion comes across quite clear when coaches talk about it. But one of the biggest problems found when speaking to the local high school ...

Get comfortable

The three of you who read this column with some regularity have probably figured out two things about me. 1.       I ride my bike often. 2.  I& ...

When fear of failure takes the lead

I don't know about you, but I am not perfect. That's fairly easy for me to admit. It becomes more of a challenge to admit to particular mistakes, large and small, or confe ...

And Another Thing: This annual celebration celebrates literacy

I love Highway 395. It offers vast expanses and gorgeous views of the eastern Sierra. Here, I get away from traffic jams and big box stores and billboards. The place is a kind of p ...

Lincoln City Councilman Peter Gilbert guest column

Last summer, I wrote a column in this paper about Lincoln’s economic development for the first half of 2015. It showed that Lincoln issued 66 new business permits. They rang ...

Writing ourselves in and out of our marriage stories

Would you rather be happy or would you rather be right? That was a question posed to my friend and her husband after a long phase of consistent bickering. They both agreed they&rsq ...

Newspapers, hunger, fifth graders and art

Don and I finally saw “Spotlight” last Monday. I recommend it for a lot of reasons, not least of which that it promotes the importance, the presence and the encourageme ...

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL

   Well, the big game in the Concussion Colosseum in Santa Clara is all history.  Ya’ know, pickin’ a winner is like pickin’ your nose; you just n ...