Reader Jim says the National Football League has replaced Major League Baseball as our national pastime.
COLA - the cost of living adjustment - is just like the real thing. It artificially gets the economy racing but then the effect wears off. The long-term impact of the indiscriminate use of COLA on the economy is the same thing as the long-term indiscriminate use of caffeine. It gives you a false sense of energy.
There's a Dennis the Menace doll in my spare bedroom closet.
Many memories are worth savoring.
There is something delightfully sinful about jogging in the rain.
I'll probably be the last one sending Christmas cards via snail mail.
When times are tough, like they are right now with the economy in a condition worse than a beggar's tattered clothes, all you hear are gloom-and-doom stories about businesses in financial ruin, families losing their homes to foreclosures and people losing their jobs.
Standing at a graveside memorial service on a cold and damp morning last week brought a half century of memories into perspective with the passing of Patsy Murphy Phillips.
Taking the bus downtown was always a special occasion.
The name Dan Bunz may not ring a bell with many folks in Manteca unless you're a die-in-the-wool San Francisco 49er fan.
At the age of 13 my parents allowed me to go visit relatives in Florida on Christmas break.
Talk isn't cheap.
Jonelle Mungcal credits her love for reading as part of her recent Spelling Bee success.
Black Friday was a tad grey for me - as in Grey Canyon.
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