Thursday, December 26, 2019
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It was long overdue. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has finally been updated to a less predatory version, thanks to Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The new lyrics, “Santa-tized for your p…

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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It seemed magical, in retrospect: everything in town ticking along like clockwork, a sincere “Bon jour!” from every shopkeeper, and, above all, the serenity that comes from always fo…

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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It’s Halloween Eve. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” Shakespeare penned. Thursday evening it will look as though he were writing about us.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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We have completed our annual ode to gridlock known as the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. The thoughts of the young and young-at-heart now turn to October’s Big Day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
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Last year I wrote about a rarely mentioned phase in Earth‘s biohistory, the Jackassic Era. It was a time when huge, antisocial monsters roamed and ruled the planet. Eventually, their…

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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There was a time when people were happy to receive phone calls. Today, a ringing telephone has become an assault on our privacy and sanity. Telemarketers and robo-callers are taking …

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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You hear a lot about artificial intelligence, “AI” for short. It’s a process of unnatural selection toward a world in which our homes, cars, refrigerators and trash compactors are sm…

Wednesday, October 03, 2018
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Every so often, it’s healthy to stretch beyond our natural abilities and do something completely out of character. We run the risk of making a fool out of ourselves, but, in my case,…

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
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Sixth-grade teacher Hector Nuñez was posing a classic algebra “word problem” to his class, the one with two trains leaving distant stations at the same time. To give the exercise som…

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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It’s Mother’s Day this coming weekend, and time to remember those little sayings moms have. Such as:

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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It must be Thanksgiving in Corporate America, because big business’ motto is “gobble, gobble, gobble.” In healthcare, biotech, oil and insurance, the urge to merge is driving the num…