Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Caitlyn Jenner. The full text runs below: Bruce Jenner stood there unable to speak. Unable to explain. It was 1975, a year before Bruce won the Olympic decathlon in Montreal, but track fans already knew he was the best decathlete in the world, the best athlete on the planet. I was interviewing Bruce in his tiny apartment in San Jose overlooking the track at San Jose City College. Bruce could have… Read More »
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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports
Sometimes reality slams you in the face. When I went to Lafayette College in the 1960s I longed to eat at the Black Bass Hotel in Lumberville, Pennsylvania. It’s in a gorgeous old building on the Delaware River, and I used to drive past it on my way to Philly. I never could afford to eat at the Black Bass but told myself I would some day when I was grown up and had money. Last week, I was visiting… Read More »
Mrs. Cohn Zohn and I watch British mysteries on KQED and KQED plus. I notice the characters use words I don’t know, often as put-downs of people. Here is a partial list. Can you can give me the meanings? I’m not even sure I’m spelling them right. A punter. A tosser. A wanker. A sod. Can you think of others? I write my first post-vacation column Monday for Tuesday.
The A’s traded pitcher Scott Kazmir today. They are giving up on this season and, as usual, preparing for a future that never will come. They have no idea of keeping players and building a team like the Giants who recently won 3 world series. Just disgusting what the A’s have become.
This is about weekly planner books — this is the stuff I think about on vacation. Forgive me. For decades, I have used Letts of London books. They are stylish, good-looking and fit easily into my computer bag. I like books. I don’t like keeping my schedule on my phone or computer. I’m old. I trust books and hand-written items. Plus my schedule is complicated. Anyway, I use Letts 30X model. I like the configuration of each week in the… Read More »
Is Serena Williams the best womens tennis player ever? I can’t imagine anyone consistently defeating her.
Went to Oregon Shakespeare Festival with Mrs. Cohn Zohn — an annual for us. We love Ashland and we love the plays most of which, by the way, are not Shakespeare. We saw 4 plays. This is what we saw and a grade for each production. Count of Monte Cristo — B. (B was a very high grade at Lafayette College where I went as an undergraduate.) Guys and Dolls — A. Much Ado About Nothing — A-minus. Secret Love… Read More »
Warriors traded David Lee to Celts. Good for him. Nice guy. Never a grump when he got benched. Deserves to play and contribute, something he would not have done much on the Dubs.
Are the Giants not good enough this season or are they poised and ready to strike as a wild-card team as they were last year?
OK, here’s something else. At the late breakfast where I got the sprig, the server took our order by saying, “What are we having today?” I have two questions for you: 1) Why did he use “we” when “you” would have been more accurate? I mean, he was not eating with us. But by saying we he was trying to accomplish something. I don’t know what. 2) Why did he say “today?” Obviously we were eating today — not tomorrow… Read More »