Category Archives: Jerry’s Blog

We all sit in a pew, or at a desk, or we’re watchers being preached to, taught, entertained. Wouldn’t we all like the chance to talk back, have our say – tweak authority. That’s what this blog will try to do.

Grand Old Party divided on time

If you watched the latest debate Thursday night, you saw that the questioners were having a hard time getting the candidates to answer a simple question, such as naming their favorite Supreme Court justice. Here’s how they might answer an … Continue reading

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Holy Tebow, Batman, this guy is no Joker!

The controversy over Denver Bronco’s Quarterback, Tim Tebow, taking a knee and praying continues to grow exponentially every Sunday, especially after Tim Terrific leads the Broncos to one more dramatic last ditch victory.  Tebow is often the main topic of … Continue reading

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I was better than Albert Pujols but never made $2,863.88 an hour

You don’t have to be a baseball fan to know that the Los Angeles Angels have signed Uber-free agent Albert Pujols to a contract worth $25 Million Dollars a year. That’s about $68,000 a day. Break it down further and … Continue reading

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How Green Was Your Turkey

Now that we are all turkeyed out over the long Thanksgiving weekend I want you to think about whether or not you bought and prepared an environmentally correct turkey. There were the good old days when one bought a frozen … Continue reading

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Slum Blog Columnist or Hi from Mumbai

Well, being downsized out of the Monterey Herald was bad enough, but being outsourced to India along with the paper’s advertising art department is almost more than I can take. Discontinuing my column in The Herald was simply a matter … Continue reading

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People you meet on the way to OZ

Last week I wrote about forks in the road of life and how often we wonder if we took the right road that got us to where we are today. A reader gently reminded me that often there is a … Continue reading

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The record shows I did it my way

The record shows I did it my way Have you ever heard Frank Sinatra sing “My Way,” without thinking that the song was written just for you? Paul Anka’s great lyric: “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too … Continue reading

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Time to hang up the cleats

  I didn’t want this Baseball Season to end knowing itwas my last one. It will come as a surprise to many of you that writing this column is a sideline I don’t admit to too many people — especially … Continue reading

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Caught in Auto Parts Purgatory

I know you won’t believe this, but I am not as tough as I look. I am often intimidated by the simplest of things. Pencil thin female sales clerks with pouty lips look straight through me unless I staple my … Continue reading

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In Search of Marvin Gardens

Jerry Gervase: In search of Marvin Gardens I never was good at board games, particularly Monopoly. There is an intangible luck/skill ratio in Monopoly that forever eluded me. While my two older brothers put up houses and hotels on that … Continue reading

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