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His Soft Voice

October 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

“His voice got soft when he talked to you.” That’s what my stepmother told me after my father died. She said she could always tell when my father was talking to me on the phone — his voice would get soft in a tone he used with no others and she knew it was me […]

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Tags: Fresno-Clovis

A Dark & Stormy Night

October 27th, 2004 · 1 Comment

It’s been raining here in the Central Valley of California for a few days now. I know to some of you, that doesn’t seem like all that much to grouse about but for those of us who are used to relatively good weather for nine months of the year, the first rains seem to bring […]

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election

The President’s New Clothes

October 28th, 2003 · 3 Comments

“The best way to get the news,” says President Bush, “is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff.”

To this horrifying statement one can only agree with Paul Krugman, writing in “A Willful Ignorance”: “Two words: emperor, clothes.”

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Tags: The Man Who Would Be President