jtaylor's picture
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 11:16am

Turn off the heat and air conditioning. Limit bathroom breaks. Feed 'em bread and water. No budget deal, no salary. California legislators are like demented doctors whose idea of "pain management" is allowing the patient to pass out from pain.

Those are a few comments rattling around the blogosphere with respect to the $40 billion-plus California deficit. If you're a glutton for punishment, go to the LA Times and SacBee online newsrooms.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 19, 2009 - 8:15am

DC can be bone-breaking cold in winter and fill your shoes with sweat puddles in summer. But the experience of being with 1, 2, 3 who knows how many million for president-elect Obama's inaugural celebrations, well, many creature discomforts can be risen above.

Watching from afar -- as I did Woodstock -- I'm still struck by recollections from when I was working as a Fresno Bee reporter in crowds of 500,000 or so.

  • Pope John Paul II's outdoor Mass at Cherry Creek State Park near Denver, August 1993, at World Youth Day events:

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Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 8:37pm

This Made-For-TV miniseries produced in 2001 memorializes soldiers of Easy Company, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and their commendable service on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, capturing Hitler's Eagle Nest, displaying extraordinary fear, extraordinary bravery, extraordinary heroism, and ultimately becoming legends in their own right.

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Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:46pm

Uh oh, what would you do if you saw this on your next cell phone bill!?! Well, a California man discovered his 13 year old daughter had sent over 400 text messages per day, which averages to about one message every 2 minutes! The bill was 440 pages and revealed the 14,528 messages. He laughed at first and thought it was some prank as he could hardly believe it was humanly possible to pull off such a thing.

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:15am

The Clovis Independent -- a version -- may be on the verge of being reborn. So, for those who live and/or work in Clovis, just what should this digital communo-journalism include? And, since it will have no editorial staff to speak of, what would you contribute and how regularly?

And what would it take to make you a regular reader/viewer -- creator of "hits"?