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It’s my birthday again

Looking at my mother you’d never guess she has a 35-year-old son. She does – but my brother Richie has nothing to do with me turning 42. 

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | It’s my birthday again Comments 0 Comments

A day in the tractor...

September has arrived, and for farmers across the San Joaquin Valley that means one thing – harvest time. 

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 1:37 a.m. | | A day in the tractor... Comments 0 Comments

Lights, camera, Manteca...

It seems that everywhere you turned this summer, somebody was filming part of a movie right here in Manteca. Whether occupying a local gymnasium, hospital or grocery store, Manteca was a destination spot for several filmmakers. 

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:58 p.m. | | Lights, camera, Manteca... Comments 0 Comments

Football’s special bond

There is an immeasurable sense of brotherhood and fellowship that exists between people that have been football teammates. I’m talking about real football – not that game you play at the park with your older brothers, though that is a wonderful way to refine your skills. I’m talking two-a-days, mid-summer heat, sprints for five straight days, and haven’t even seen a football on the field yet. Then you finally get your helmet and pads.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:21 a.m. | | Football’s special bond Comments 0 Comments

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

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