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January 30, 2023

Worthy to Print Column | Riding in the Pickup

You know, living in the Salinas Valley is a pretty cool place to live. Except for the rain we have been enjoying lately, it is very much like the valley I grew up in. Well, maybe not as cool. In the summer we could...

Window on the World Column | The Sparkly Glasses

On the occasion of my sister’s 50th birthday — were she still alive — I was up in San Francisco with my friend. I really struggled with the fact that sister should be celebrating her big milestone birthday with the world who loved her,...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘If It Keeps on Rainin’, the Levee’s Gonna Break’

Many of you, or some of you, or heck maybe none of you will, recognize the title of today’s column as the opening lyrics of the song “The Levee’s Gonna Break” made popular by Led Zeppelin in 1971 (actually it is a re-working of...

Letter to the Editor | Kudos to King City Youth

To the Editor: I just want to sing the praises of the young people that live in the King City community and its surrounding areas.  My family and I attend and volunteer to help at many activities in King City. The most recent was the Wreaths...

Worthy to Print Column | You Say It’s Your Birthday

“You say it’s your birthday, well it’s my birthday too, yeah. They say it’s your birthday, we’re gonna have a good time. I’m glad it’s your birthday, Happy Birthday to you. Yes we’re going to a party.” I’ve told you before that I enjoy living...

Window on the World Column | The Year That Was and the One to Come

I’ve never been much of a fan of the “Year in Review” news magazines that are a key post in the ground at the end of each year. I don’t mind recalling the good stuff; but I would not choose to go there with...

Funny Papers Again Column | History at a Glance: Amendments and Compromises

‘A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right to bear Arms, shall not be infringed’; Second Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America. These words, and the thoughts behind them, were added to the constitution and ratified in...

Worthy to Print Column | Tasting the Stars

Happy New Year! What’s that? You have a little bit of a headache? You had a second glass of what the bartender told you were like tasting the stars? The phrase, “Like tasting the stars,” is credited to Dom Perignon (1638-1715). He has also...

Window on the World Column | Late for It All

I don’t know what happened. We skipped through Halloween, enjoyed a nice, peaceful Thanksgiving and then all heck broke loose. I took an early Christmas delivery to my dad and sister overseas — and how organized was I! Even had the holiday gift bags...

Funny Papers Again Column | Yearly Orbit of the Sun; Four Days, Over and Done

I have notes scribbled on scraps of paper scattered about my work area, in pockets and various other places I will no doubt discover after this goes to print. But I have enough here for a short column to cap off another year in...
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