Headed the wrong direction

Perhaps then, it is true. We are making more enemies in Afghanistan than we can kill! George Farmer Davis

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Reasons to dislike Republicans

I don’t know how other people feel about it, but I find it very disturbing that three of the four remaining Republican candidates say, in effect, “Yes, I’m perfectly willing to send 5,000 or 10,000 American boys to their graves if that’s what it takes to get my AIPAC campaign contribution. Just remember me when […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t miss DHS’ ‘Tartuffe’

In August, the remarkable drama students at Davis High School will be in Edinburgh, as one of the select group of such performers invited to participate in the world-famous Fringe Festival. There they will perform a French farce, “Tartuffe.” But you don’t need to go to Scotland to take in the show: The students have […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

DACHA tale is revisionist history

By Louis A. Gonzalez Jr. The Davis City Council’s op-ed piece in the March 7 edition of The Davis Enterprise was not only improper, as it spoke to confidential settlement communications, it was erroneous and a piecemeal (re)characterization of the events that have been ongoing since 2005. Perhaps this is a knee-jerk reaction to the […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

These robots could run down bad guys

The issue: ‘Cheetah’ may not be quite as fast as the real thing, but it could beat a human one day soon The Pentagon news release was couched in language surely designed to conceal the fact that the gang over at DARPA is having a heck of a lot of fun. The Defense Advanced Research […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

A completely innocent secret

Dear Annie: Is it possible for two married co-workers of the opposite sex to be friends? I have been married to “Jane” for 15 years. A year ago, she discovered that I was texting my co-worker “Lisa,” with whom I have a professional relationship. Jane became upset and said a male and female could not […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Ten thousand hours seem like only yesterday

Every now and then something I read in a book — something that doesn’t seem to apply to me at all — turns out later to be true. Here’s the story of my latest discovery, beginning with the math. I started writing this column in March 1996, alternating weeks with former Davis resident Stephanie Szmyd. […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

He can’t act like he’s interested

Dear Annie: “John” and I have been married for 15 years. He is a wonderful person and a great father to our two young girls. Our relationship is fine on the surface, but it’s emotionally empty. There is little intimacy, which has been an issue throughout our marriage. It manifests itself periodically in arguments that […]

March 10, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Well-crafted, with a message

Bravo to Susan Leonardi for her Wineaux column Thursday. I so enjoy her well-crafted writing not so much because I’m a connoiseur of great wine — although I’ve purchased several of her modestly priced suggestions — but because she takes her readers on a lovely journey to get to the wine samplings. Thursday’s was a […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our city remains unaffordable

Bruce Gallaudet’s recent column inaccurately portrays me as “biting the hand of those that served me” for those years when I was a student in the Davis school district. To the contrary, I have been a consistent attendee of the Blue & White Foundation’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner and of school and class reunions, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Davis’ green/red divide

The map showing how the various precincts in this town had voted on Measure C could scarcely have been more striking. Virtually all of Davis was colored in green, representing precincts that had voted for the measure. With just a few lonely exceptions, only the southeast part of the city was colored solidly in red. […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

All students deserve better

I voted “no” on Measure C, but I was not comfortable campaigning against it. Since the impacts of failure would have been painful to many Davis school kids, I believe each vote was a personal decision that should not be influenced by standard political gamesmanship. Now that the measure has passed, I feel safe to […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Limbaugh, Monsanto, the Occupy movement, and the line connecting them

Well, poo. All the really great eviscerations of Rush Limbaugh have been written. Maureen Dowd did it best (New York Times, March 3) and Jon Stewart did it funniest (The Daily Show, March 5), so commenting now would just be gratuitous piling on. Nonetheless, I feel gypped, so I must pile a little. I was […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,