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September 25, 2023

Funny Papers Again Column | Keeping up the Image and Miscellaneous Bits of Pieces

It has been mentioned before how I always felt, and had support of some readers, that the photo that accompanied this column just was not how I appear to the world. I wore a mustache without beard for only about five weeks and with...

Guest Column | Let’s Not Neglect Our Real Hearts This February

We all live in a brainiac world, to be sure, but the heart remains the emotional, spiritual center of our being. It’s still such a symbol of love and emotion, with our language sprinkled with metaphors invoking the heart as the source of empathy,...

Funny Papers Again Column | If Fiction Were Real: A Study in Human Emotion

Below is what happens when a writer is somewhat confined to his immediate surroundings; that writer reads a lot of books and views a lot of documentaries and then sits down at the keyboard and just lets the fingers go where the imagination, and...

Worthy to Print Column | A Dog Like No Other

Honey, can you come here? I rolled over and took a look at the clock on my nightstand. “Yeah,” I replied, not knowing if the house was on fire or what. Lorraine almost never calls me after I have gone to bed. We discovered many...

Letter to the Editor | Agencies’ Handling of Homeless Is Commendable

To the Editor: I would like to take the time to commend our City Council, Mayor Mike LeBarre, City Manager Steve Adams, our Police Department headed by Chief Keith Boyd, and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for their thoughtful responses to the King City area’s...

Funny Papers Again Column | Variation of Three Dot Journalism

When I was a lad I read the San Francisco Examiner’s renown columnist Herb Caen, the inventor of Three Dot Journalism; a form this column ofttimes mimics. Caen wrote his column as a series of items separated by ellipses … the word is Greek...

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...

Letters to the Editor — Published July 25, 2018

Letters to the Editor — Published July 25, 2018

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Window on the World: Column by Lucy Jensen

Worthy to Print Column: Liar, liar pants on fire

Today I would like to tell you that the emergency is over. I’d like to say that you can go anywhere and be with whomever you want. No more masks and spacing to worry about. I’d like to tell you that a couple of...

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