I was wrong about the Niners’ game. I said the Niners would score 19 and they did. It’s just that I said the Seahawks would score 23 and they scored 17. So how do I feel about being wrong, as many of you told me I was and am? Well, it doesn’t feel good to be wrong. But I took my best shot, believed what I wrote and, in the real world, I didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t start a war… Read More »
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Mrs. Cohn Zohn, Grant and I are taking off for Colusa County where we always celebrate Thanksgiving with Mrs. Cohn Zohn’s aunt. I am bringing three bottles of Beaujolais-Villages. What wine are you serving today? Have a happy and safe holiday, and thanks for all your wonderful contributions to this — your — blog.
The Press Democrat asked me to write a column on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death. I felt honored to be asked and to write the column. Here is a link to it. The full text appears below: I think that we Shall never more, at any future time Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds Walking about the gardens and the halls Of Camelot, as in the days that were. — King Arthur’s dying words from “Idylls of… Read More »
Some of you wrote in explaining that the blog refreshes and you lose what you wrote. I passed along your concern to our web guru and he wrote me the following advice, hope it helps: “Every 15 minutes the page refreshes. Is not a problem 99% of the time, but does become a problem when there is a long post and a long thread of comments. If someone wants to avoid it refreshing on them, they can just refresh the… Read More »
So, Grant and I drove promptly to SFO on Saturday morning on our way to New Orleans, looking forward to our meal Saturday night at Commanders Palace, a great American restaurant. And everything was going well, it really was. We left on time and were speeding down the coast when the pilot came on the intercom. “I have good news and bad news,” he said. “The good news is we took off. The bad news is we have to turn… Read More »
I paid with a check today and said I needed a receipt so I could write the amount in my check register. The person looked at me weird. “You still use checks and a check register?” she asked. Turns out she doesn’t use checks. She says lots of people don’t use checks anymore. They use PayPal. How did I miss this? I’m sticking with checks because they are what I know. What do you use to pay your bills and… Read More »
As you know, Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger are staring a new sports show on KRON and they were kind enough to invite me as a guest. The show was supposed to debut tonight, but is being postponed to work out all the technical details. I wish them all the best and look forward to being on with them soon.
Here is a link to my column about my five favorite quarterbacks. The full text appears below: Drew Brees is the reason for this column. I got to thinking I love Drew Brees the quarterback, love to watch him work and play. Then I asked myself: “Who are my top-five, all-time favorite quarterbacks?” Not the best. The five I love or loved to watch more than anyone else. I’m limiting my discussion to the 1980s and after. Sorry, Johnny Unitas,… Read More »
Several of you have earnestly written to the blog about the First Amendment. Your point is, I think, that Damon Bruce should not be fired even though his anti-women rant was vile. We can agree it was vile, right? But no matter how vile it was, his speech is protected by law and it’s unfair to suggest KNBR fire him and illegal for KNBR to do it. Not so. The First Amendment says the government cannot abridge our right to… Read More »
I was beginning to feel like someone on an ice floe. I was out there alone, writing that KNBR should fire Damon Bruce for going on an anti-woman rant on air. Happily, this morning the Chronicle ran an editorial calling for KNBR to fire Bruce. So, there are other reasonable, brave people writing on this subject. To read the Chron’s op ed piece, click here.