Where the grass grows Sat, Apr 25 2015 12:00 PM

If and when all the lush green golf courses in the land dry up and blow up away during California’s eons-long drought, I won't shed more than a tear.
I don’t play the game. I have better ways of walking slowly and wasting time — [..]

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What’s worthless may be worthwhile

As with most things, “it” is in the eye of the beholder. “It” can be anything: beauty, truth, justice, utility. For this particular exercise, it = worthless, as in: the gesture the city council made Tuesday night was worthless [..]

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If it looks and plays like a sport..

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez's recent championing of cheerleading as sport offers interesting questions to mull. In February she published an opinion in the U-T San Diego outlining her position: “Let’s stop fooling ourselves. Cheerle [..]

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FIRST to be wowed by students

Teens have an innate way of humbling adults. Ask them a question about social media, music, technology, sports, pop culture, the weather, food, their friends, their teachers, their lives — to name just a few topics that come to mind — and [..]

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In his own, unfinished words

Tom Basinski loved writing. On several occasions he told me that over the years writing his column for The Star-News saved his life. He would write until he no longer could, he told me. The author of four novels and more than 100 short stories was [..]

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