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Pine Nuts: Too close to call

May 19, 2019

There I was, strolling jaunty-jolly across Tahoe Boulevard, without a care in the world, and with a song in my heart, when a young lady decided to mow me down. Perhaps she never saw me,...




Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose
Don Rogers: Time stops on purpose

May 17, 2019

Three years. Boom. Wentlikethat. I only knew from Linkedin, further evidence of the great disruption in all our lives. Friends from Colorado lit up my email connection to the site with congratulations. Three years is...


Don Rogers: The soul of sales

May 9, 2019

By now, every sales person must know the clip from the 1992 classic “Glengarry Glen Ross.” “Put. That. Coffee. Down,” barks a suit sent from downtown, played by a young and lean Alec Baldwin, amid...


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May 9, 2019

The following comments were posted at SierraSun.com or Sierra Sun’s Facebook page: On “Officials say higher density is key to housing crisis at Lake Tahoe”: Mike Beallo — The TOT tax, plus resorts putting money...


Pine Nuts: Saga of the night-vision glasses
Pine Nuts: Saga of the night-vision glasses

May 9, 2019

My wife, bless her beautiful heart, bought me some night-vision glasses, so now, instead of taking my walks in the afternoon and communing with the neighborhood dogs, I take my walks after dark, and commune...




Pine Nuts: About the black hole
Pine Nuts: About the black hole

May 5, 2019

Now that we have a picture of a black hole, and we know Einstein and Hawking were right, that such ominous things do exist, well, now I can be afraid, very, very afraid. This is...


Don Rogers: Trump show distracts us all
Don Rogers: Trump show distracts us all

May 3, 2019

President Trump? So what? Good for the economy, not so much for the environment or respecting differences among humans. That’s it in a nutshell, for all the camera footage and spilled ink, all the investigations...


Joanne Marchetta: Shoreline plan making progress

April 28, 2019

More than a billion people in nearly 200 countries will come together to celebrate and support environmental protection during Earth Day events this April. This year’s international Earth Day celebration begins the countdown to Earth...


Pine Nuts: The Third House
Pine Nuts: The Third House

April 28, 2019

Samuel Clemens was invited to address a Nevada Legislature Luncheon on Alumni Day last week, and was greeted with hale and hearty handshakes, even hugs, with the exception of one assemblywoman who asked him what...


Law Review: Register as an organ donor, this month

April 28, 2019

As most of you faithful Law Review readers know, more or less every April — National Donate Life Month — we do an organ and tissue donor column. This message bears repeating. Well over 100,000...



Don Rogers: Hail to the pizza wedge
Don Rogers: Hail to the pizza wedge

April 26, 2019

Is there such as thing as starting too late? Illness and rotten luck may rob us, but I don’t see that age does. Not in careers, taking up an art, a sport, changing politics, religion,...


Pine Nuts: Dogs are smarter than we think
Pine Nuts: Dogs are smarter than we think

April 21, 2019

Take it from the village dog whisperer, dogs are 10 times smarter than we ever imagined. I know this because a border collie named Daisy told me so, herself, and she didn’t mince her words....



Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy
Don Rogers: Here’s your male energy

April 19, 2019

I feel for my footing, squeeze the trigger all the way, let it go just as a stove-length limb drops. Daylight is going soft and golden as the saw whines and idles. Then I shut...