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Change The Name!

I saw grizzlies in Yellowstone in October. About as close as you can come to going back to native worship. I stopped again at Little Bighorn on the way back…

New York’s Derek Jeter

New York’s Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter, the now immortal New York Yankee. I add in New York because that's where I grew up, a blue blooded, pinstriped Yankee fan. But fear not, I've lived…

9/11 In New York

My nieces were working in the city at the time, close by. I checked with my brother, everyone was okay. But the rest of those in the Towers and those…

Sports Cashew

Sacramento, my sports town, and I'm not talking about the NBA Kings. It's World Cup soccer, the USA Track and Field championships, MLS minor league soccer and Triple-A baseball. USA!…

Whale Ho!

I saw it on the CBS Evening News so it had to be true. But all kidding aside, it was, in early November, the feeding frenzy on Monterey Bay: whales…

North By Northwest

North By Northwest

I’m going, finally, to Seattle. That’s about all everyone around here in Sacramento refers to when the inevitable I should, could be living somewhere other than here comes up.…

Detroit (Part 2)

Today we go to a ballgame at old Tiger Stadium, in Detroit. Life is good, real, real good. And, MOTOWN, baby, Barry Gordy’s home — Hitsville, USA.…

Detroit (Part 1)

I’m going to meet my friend Tim in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s there on business. It’s as close as he may ever get to Detroit again. We can do geography and…

‘Go East Old Friend, Go East…’

The battle of Gettysburg. Only 150 years ago, humans still in chains, Lee took his army of Northern Virginia into the north, the Union, Pennsylvannia. I have to go. Maybe…

High On Lodi

I've got a friend Chris who's a skydiver. A legitimate one. He goes skydiving every Sunday in Lodi/Acampo at the Parachute Center. I've got a little experience in the sky.…

Brian Wilson

Our friend, our boyhood chum has come back to us, an adult. Youth and maturity meld together. …

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