George Costanza and the San Francisco 49ers

It’s been a busy week in 49ers land and yesterday’s developments left me thinking about George Costanza and his failed efforts at negotiation on an episode of Seinfeld. The fourth-season episode was called The Watch and in it, George was negotiating salaries with NBC for the sitcom he and Jerry were working…

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From bad to much, much worse

The NFL lockout is over and free agency has begun, much to the delight of NFL fans such as myself. Whereas free agency is normally a drawn-out affair, because of this year’s lockout, it’s been a frenzy. As a 49ers fan, the offseason started just like any other recent offseason….

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Mail call

After two weeks without postal service, it’s music to the ears of self-employed people across the country that mail delivery is resuming today. As a self-employed writer/editor, I get about half of my payments by cheque so I’m happy to see this foolishness end. (I’m also excited to get my magazine…

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Doing a disservice to science

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading a fantastic new book by Richard Zurawski, the well-known metorologist and media personality. I did a review for the book in the May 1st edition of The Chronicle Herald and for space reasons, a lot of what I wrote got cut out. There…

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It’s good to be live

Welcome to my site! It’s good to be live. My intent for my blog is to talk about some of the projects I’m working on and the interesting behind the scenes things that go into writing stories. One of the details that doesn’t enter a story is how that story…

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