It has become a bit of a tradition here to write a column about my adventures hanging Christmas decorations.
If you hang around long enough in the newspaper business, at least on the editorial side, you manage to get to know quite a few CEOs, company presidents and the like.
Maria and I were driving to the finals of Long Beach Searches For The Greatest Storyteller on Monday when the NPR guy started talking about China devaluing the yuan.
I love my country, and all that it affords me — freedom to speak my mind, pursuit of success and happiness, the ability to worship as I choose, an expectation of representation in government and the chance to participate in selection of those representatives.
In this age of #metoo (that's hashtag me too for readers of my generation), it feels a little wrong, maybe even a little dangerous, to write a column about men.