Christopher Badeaux is hanging up his blogger's cap. I'm gonna miss him. Go check out his adieu.
I spent four hours today in the Grossmont Hospital emergency room, and I'm happy to say that the medical system in La Mesa, Calif., appears to work reasonably well. I was injured playing football with some fellow Union-Tribune employees. I thought I may have dislocated or broken my wrist, but, thankfully, the X-rays revealed only […]
In the spirit of Christmas cheer inspired by my father, I have created my own wish list for this holiday season. When my father taught U.S. Hoystory at Santana High School, during the month of December he would write what he wanted for Christmas on the board -- encouraging his students to express their generosity. […]
A friend of mine, Sean Papiro, has leukemia. He's been through several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation in an attempt to treat it, and the treatments have been mostly unsuccessful. What he needs now is a bone-marrow transplant. Unfortunately, unlike blood-type matches, bone marrow is much more difficult to match. So, this Sunday, November 10 […]
Well, I've successfully cast my largely-meaningless, mostly-Republican ballot in this mostly-Democratic state. There were no real lines to report. No jack-booted thugs at the polls intimidating me. And no one who seemed to have any real problems. The woman in front of me in line was not on the registrar's list. The solution: she was […]
I've been searching for a condo here in San Diego and there isn't much out there for someone who works at a newspaper. A second income would certainly help, but I have yet to find a woman willing to tie the knot. Today's New York Times has an article on the affordable-housing crisis in the […]
I've spent much of the day condo-hunting, because houses are much too expensive for anyone who works at a newspaper. Got my eye on a couple, but my first choice is a fixer-upper. In the meantime, the Indepundit (a fellow San Diegan) has come out with his first non-endorsement endorsement for the Nov. 5 election.
If you're a regular you will have realized that I didn't post nearly as much as normal this past week. Sorry, but I spent the week covering for a guy who went on vacation. His job is much more time consuming and stressful than my normal job usually is. That said, The Heritage Foundation's Alfredo […]
I got back from my weekend trip early this evening and spent the time catching up on football games I missed over the weekend. The SDSU Aztecs lost (no surprise) and the Chargers knocked the Cincinati Bengals around like a paper tiger. Here's where I spent my weekend: I'm also catching up on my news-watching. […]