Hungry for Candy…1107 as Metaphor

Our fair state had an initiative 1107 on the ballot, which passed resoundingly and as a result, banished sales tax from the important necessities of life: soda, candy, and bottled water. This is surely good news for all those living on the edge, who'll now be able to afford just a little bit more candy, or perhaps another six pack of Coke, or even the convenience of expensive water that comes in bottles which will ultimately pollute oceans and landfills, while drawing down much needed aquifers … [Read more...]

Hungry for Candy…1107 as Metaphor

Our fair state had an initiative 1107 on the ballot, which passed resoundingly and as a result, banished sales tax from the important necessities of life: soda, candy, and bottled water. This is surely good news for all those living on the edge, who'll now be able to afford just a little bit more candy, or perhaps another six pack of Coke, or even the convenience of expensive water that comes in bottles which will ultimately pollute oceans and landfills, while drawing down much needed aquifers … [Read more...]

Fastballs and Faith: The Cords That Tied Our Family Together

It could have been anything that wove our family together: hunting, fishing, hockey, the theater, fixing cars (thank God it wasn’t that!), or camping.  But for our family it was baseball.  Dad played when he was young, all the way through college.  Then he got married.  Then, after the war, something remarkable happened: baseball moved west.  Until that glorious final out Tuesday night, the last time the Giants won the World Series was in 1954, when they were the New York Giants, and there were n … [Read more...]

Fastballs and Faith: The Cords That Tied Our Family Together

It could have been anything that wove our family together: hunting, fishing, hockey, the theater, fixing cars (thank God it wasn’t that!), or camping.  But for our family it was baseball.  Dad played when he was young, all the way through college.  Then he got married.  Then, after the war, something remarkable happened: baseball moved west.  Until that glorious final out Tuesday night, the last time the Giants won the World Series was in 1954, when they were the New York Giants, and there were n … [Read more...]


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