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It’s football time again!

I've been preparing to write this football column for nearly three weeks and the only thing that has become clear is that I could legitimately write a column about football every single day for the next 25 years without having to repeat myself.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2014 9:24 a.m. | | It’s football time again! Comments 0 Comments

Verbal Bar Warfare

This was going to be my column about football and women; my male chauvinist view of how women are ruining my enjoyment of the sport. Not the ones that hate it, but the ones that feel the need to show us how much they love the sport. We get it: You like football, but you've begun to invade our space – and some of us don't like having to share our “Mary-Kay” party with you. But I'm going save it until next week. I figure the backlash will be severe enough that the Bulletin will be forced to ...

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Posted: aug. 07, 2014 12:28 p.m. | | Verbal Bar Warfare Comments 0 Comments

When I am Mayor, part I

It’s mayoral campaigning time around town. I’m on a comedy road trip to Seattle and noticed every town and city had their signage on full display. I began daydreaming about what it would be like to be the mayor of our town. I, of course, would take this on as a lifetime gig. The daydream soon turned into full sleep as I drifted away to distant future Manteca, a dreamland that incorporated both old and new Manteca.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 12:20 a.m. | | When I am Mayor, part I Comments 0 Comments

For the love of the column

Happy 26th column everyone! That may seem like an arbitrary number to celebrate, but it means I’m halfway through. No, this column hasn’t been some court-mandated punishment handed down for years of bad behavior on the mean streets of Manteca. It means my goal of doing this for a year is halfway complete. I don’t often set goals for myself, or as I call it “Life Pacing,” but I’m finding there have been many ancillary benefits to striving for these things people call goals.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | For the love of the column Comments 0 Comments

It’s those dang tweakers

Monday morning I stopped by my mother’s house while she was on vacation. She had asked that I’d water the lawn while she is gone. I remembered seeing a box of brown sugar cinnamon Pop Tarts there the week before – so I was more than happy to help out.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 12:58 a.m. | | It’s those dang tweakers Comments 0 Comments

Think you can do stand-up?

There is nothing I enjoy more than hearing from a friend or acquaintance that they want to give stand-up comedy a try. I usually recommend they walk outside in the morning to get the paper in their underwear; it’s basically the same, especially if you decide to get the entire block’s paper for them.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | Think you can do stand-up? Comments 0 Comments

It’s Festa time

This weekend marks the 95th annual MRPS Hall Celebration of the Holy Ghost – better known as Festa. The Portuguese people have left an indelible mark on California as far back as 1542. That’s when Portuguese explorer Joao Cabrilho became the first European to set foot in our great state when his ship landed in San Diego Bay. 

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Posted: jun. 26, 2014 12:24 a.m. | | It’s Festa time Comments 0 Comments

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