By Greg Jayne March 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The solution is painfully obvious: If you don't wish to serve gays or blacks or Muslims or hermaphrodites or druids … then don't open a business that caters to the public.
By Greg Jayne March 2, 2014 6:01 a.m.
There ought to be a name for it. There ought to be a descriptive term for that time in life when your age and your experience and your accomplishments deliver you to the intersection where Curmudgeon Street collides with Elder Statesman Avenue.
By Greg Jayne February 23, 2014 6 a.m.
As any number of inspirational quotes reminds us, you must dream big in order to achieve great things. Or, as author Israelmore Ayivor puts it, "Never leave the egg in you not laid," which probably lands somewhere between inspirational and bizarre.
By Greg Jayne February 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The reality of change is that it never is as wonderful nor as dreadful as advertised. Never, unless we're talking about when you finally decided to shave your balding head (wonderful), or when you got that ridiculous perm in high school (dreadful).
By Greg Jayne February 9, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The super rich, it would seem, are different from you and me. It's not just the yachts, or the private planes, or the villas in Monaco. It's just that, well, there's something different in their makeup and their demeanor and their way of thinking. Not better, mind you, but different.
By Greg Jayne February 2, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Admittedly, I'm still a little torn.
By Greg Jayne January 26, 2014 6:01 a.m.
Richard Sherman was running around like an over-caffeinated ferret, giving high-fives, soaking in the cheers, reveling in his status as one of the best players in the National Football League.
By Greg Jayne January 19, 2014 6:01 a.m.
As somebody who typically can see the gray in any black-and-white situation, there aren't a lot of things I say with absolute certitude. This is one of them: "American Experience" is the best show on television.
By Greg Jayne January 12, 2014 6:01 a.m.
The news arrived last week under the headline, "Analysis says tolls can make CRC financially viable." That's a big story. That's an important story. That's a story that might as well have said, "Sticking a pencil in your eye can cause some damage."
By Greg Jayne January 5, 2014 6:01 a.m.
I tried. I really tried. I tried to avoid wading into the "Duck Dynasty" kerfuffle, but sometimes the derp gets so deep that you can't avoid stepping in it.
By Greg Jayne December 29, 2013 6:01 a.m.
It's rare. It's uplifting. It's inspirational.
Camas quarterback Reilly Hennessey looked up at the scoreboard, saw the big lights, and it was all so real. The Papermakers were up by 13 points, late in the fourth quarter.
By Greg Jayne December 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Spoiler alert: Don't let your children read this column.
By Greg Jayne December 15, 2013 6:01 a.m.
We should be better than this.
By Greg Jayne December 8, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Above all, I have one hope.
By Greg Jayne December 1, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Sarah Palin, apparently, didn't get the memo.
By Greg Jayne November 24, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Americans, it would appear, are becoming less and less generous.
By Greg Jayne November 17, 2013 6:01 a.m.
A column I wrote a couple weeks ago about the Clark County Republican Party led to an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. The local Republicans had chastised Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for voting to end the government shutdown, and I questioned whether it was wise for officials to cannibalize one of their own as part of an ongoing fight for the soul of the party.
By Greg Jayne November 10, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Now that the election has ended and the people have spoken and the results have been tallied, the time has arrived for the most important part of the entire process — removing those campaign signs.
By Greg Jayne November 3, 2013 6 a.m.
I remember the first time I voted.
By Greg Jayne October 27, 2013 6:01 a.m.
I sure hope they know what they're doing.
By Greg Jayne October 20, 2013 6:01 a.m.
I like David Madore. Well, I've never actually spoken with the man, but I like the fact that he's willing to shake up county government.
By Greg Jayne October 13, 2013 6:01 a.m.
I received a call awhile back, during my previous life as a sports editor, from a gentleman who identified himself as a Native American and wanted to talk about the furor over the Washington Redskins' nickname.
By Greg Jayne October 6, 2013 6:01 a.m.
I didn't intend to turn this into "Brian Baird: The Miniseries." After all, I wrote about the former U.S. representative last week, and that's normally a big enough dose of anything that has to do with Congress.
By Greg Jayne September 29, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Frankly, I wanted to dislike Brian Baird.
By Greg Jayne September 22, 2013 6:01 a.m.
We need to talk. About violence. About guns. About mental illness. We need to talk about the things that seem so maddeningly difficult to talk about in this country. We need to talk about the same things we needed to talk about after the last mass shooting, and the one before that, and the one before that.
By Greg Jayne September 15, 2013 6:01 a.m.
OK, I'll admit it. I looked it up. In the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin chastising Americans through the pages of the New York Times, I looked into the concept of "American Exceptionalism."
By Greg Jayne September 8, 2013 6:02 a.m.
I love the letters.
By Greg Jayne September 1, 2013 6 a.m.
"It's an embarrassment," Biff said, taking another gulp of Budweiser, "a national embarrassment."
By Greg Jayne August 25, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Well, I've put it off about as long as I can.
By Greg Jayne August 18, 2013 6 a.m.
After 25 years in journalism — honing my craft, interviewing governors and Hall of Famers, sharing stories both inspirational and tragic — it has come to this.
By Greg Jayne August 11, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Let's start with a disclaimer: No, I'm not obsessed with the CRC.
By Greg Jayne August 4, 2013 6:02 a.m.
Hey, where did it go? Where is the CRC? Where is the plutonium-like fodder — both powerful and deadly — that it promised to provide?
By Greg Jayne July 27, 2013 6 a.m.
History suggests that roughly 50 active major leaguers will eventually make the Hall of Fame.
By Greg Jayne July 21, 2013 6 a.m.
We hear, all too often, about perspective in sports.
By Greg Jayne July 20, 2013 6 a.m.
You could spend a week or three viewing Mariano Rivera's statistics on baseball-reference.com and marveling at his dominance.
By Greg Jayne July 13, 2013 4:48 p.m.
Alexa Efraimson felt humbled, and still she hinted at bigger things to come.
By Greg Jayne July 13, 2013 6 a.m.
We don't write often about managers here at By the Numbers. Frankly, it's because we don't know what to make of them.
By Greg Jayne July 10, 2013 6:53 p.m.
Camas runner coasts in 1,500-meter prelims in Ukraine
By Greg Jayne July 6, 2013 6 a.m.
Considering that one year ago he had never hit more than 21 homers in a season, Chris Davis seemed like an unlikely candidate to be chasing history in 2013.
By Greg Jayne June 29, 2013 6 a.m.
With one of baseball's most beloved franchises visiting Seattle this weekend, putting together a list of 20 Chicago Cubs factoids is an irresistible proposition.
By Greg Jayne June 22, 2013 6 a.m.
History never changes, but our interpretation of it can.
By Greg Jayne June 16, 2013 6 a.m.
While there was nothing magical about the post-game comments of Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter, there is a bit of wizardry going on with his squad.
By Greg Jayne June 15, 2013 6 a.m.
For some reason, as a young, numbers-obsessed baseball fan, I was always fascinated by doubles.