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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:16am

Been inside jail twice -- best kind of visits -- before one opened in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the 1970s and before Fresno's "mail jail" opened in 1989. Antiseptic and eerie.

Heard one Fresno County supervisor say a few years ago that all jail food should be concocted into a single biscuit, and that inmates should be forced to pedal bicycles that would somehow generate electricity. Kind of a "must work for food" thing.

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Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:50am

I figure I know about as much about being a grandfather as I do about appreciating acorns. So it was a good thing I got an education, of sorts, about both last weekend in the mountains of El Dorado County, east of Sacramento.

Lesson Ouch: It's better that the really large and hard acorns hit the roof of a fire engine rather than your head. Learned that one while hauling folding chairs from a fire department for use at a baby shower. Finding spiders up the pants' leg was wisdom gained later.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 5:01pm

"...Youuuuu need to be quiet" I said to my husband as I was coming to a stop light. He was obviously the passenger and indicated I was driving too "jerky"...I was thinking-"I'll show you jerky"...mmmm, I should have gunned it when the light turned green!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 11:34am

Here's why I disqualify myself from running for public office:

  • I hate phrases like "staying on message."

  • I love showing up early to events.

  • I really do turn off my cell phone(s) and computer(s) at a set time.

  • I really do try to read everything that comes my way.

  • I have a 14-year-old dog that can read my mind and physically blocks me when I don't spent more time with her.

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Monday, October 20, 2008 - 3:51pm

Folks, I usually try to weave some humor into my blogs, but today I'm struggling to do that on this atypical Monday. Many have asked the customary, "How was your weekend?" Some asked as a light-hearted and polite inquiry, but others knew what my response most likely would be.