Divorced father out of reach

Dear Annie: For the past 10 years, my son, now a medical student, has dreaded having dinner with his father. His dad and I separated more than 20 years ago, and every encounter with the children has included his father’s wife. She dominates the conversation, makes idiotic comments, talks about how wonderful her four children […]

Visit the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame this month

For almost four decades, cycling was one of the biggest sports in the United States. New York’s Madison Square Garden, configured to a velodrome, hosted some of the richest sporting events on the planet. Competitive cycling was big business in the early 20th century. THEN THE BICYCLE took a back seat to other American pastimes. Football, […]

What kind of government for us?

School books tell us we have “the government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Statistical data available on the Internet tell us that millionaires are about 1 percent of our nation, yet about 50 percent of the members of Congress are millionaires. This well explains why we have no tax increase […]

Garden tours were for a good cause

This year’s 2011 garden show benefiting Yolo Eyes for Kids & Seniors was a great success again. I would like to thank Huei Young for her tireless efforts presenting her beautiful garden and entertaining the contributors. For their interviews and announcements, I would like to thank KMAX Channel 31′s “Good Day Sacramento” and their entertaining […]

The greediest actor is government

In a recent column, Tom Elias assigns “greed” as the motive driving Amazon, eBay and others to oppose a new law aimed at making some out-of-state online retailers collect sales tax on behalf of the state of California. According to Elias, folks like me who oppose this so-called “Amazon tax” are “saps” and “enablers of […]

Foreign grad students can help rebuild U.S. economy

Special to The Enterprise The United States should encourage large-scale but focused immigration as a vehicle to help restore the economy and set us on a course for long-term prosperity. The recent recession and current stagnation have underscored how vital the housing and construction industries are to the American economy. In order to jump-start these […]

Wife frets as marriage deteriorates

Dear Annie: “Jimmy” and I have been married for five years. In the past two, things have slowly gone downhill. Jimmy works long hours, and while we are OK financially, money is also a source of stress. Certain triggers that didn’t bother him before are now major issues. He gives me dirty looks, calls me […]

The public health of water: a unique opportunity

Special to The Enterprise As I watered my tomatoes, my neighbor informed me that I will not be able to afford this in the future. “We are going to pay through the nose so our city can transition from ground to surface water,” he said, adding, though, that our “appliances” will last longer and the […]

Here’s what Libyan people want

On Feb. 17, the people of Libya went to streets to ask for their rights. They are looking for their dignity that has been lost for 42 years. They want a better education, better health services and a good life. They are asking for simple rights. Our leader has been in power for 42 years […]

We need a bold, forceful leader

There is a sentiment going around that Barack Obama cannot be a liberal president because he is black. I have three arguments against that unfortunate notion. First, our country was proud of itself for finally electing a black man for president. That was a sign that we were maturing as a nation. But if we […]