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Don Blount

Don Blount has been managing editor of The Record since 2005. He has worked at newspapers in Modesto, Ca.; Sacramento, Denver and Allentown, Pa. A Philadelphia native, he is a graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in accounting and a minor in journalism.
Blount and his wife Lisa have four children and live in Stockton.

Racist ignorance doesn’t disappoint

I listened, I laughed and then I had a conversation about hate. I ignore most anonymous voicemails because in those cases cowards are the ones who hide behind the cloak of anonymity. And a voicemail left at 2:40 a.m. without a name or callback number qualifies as anonymous. And this caller did not disappoint in [...]

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A few thoughts on the national election

Never before have election results left me this uneasy. In Donald Trump we have a president who represents so many things that are the antithesis of what we would teach anyone to be. He has publicly shown or made statement that are homophobic, misogynistic, racist and anti-immigrant. Just as frightening is that he appears to [...]

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Ranting over school drop off

I am annoyed, agitated, and still a bit angry. So I am off and ranting again about drivers who take unnecessary risks during student drop off at school in the mornings. Earlier this week, it was the driver who decided to stop in the middle of the street to let their kid out. This was [...]

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Stop and smell the bacon

I guess this website proves that not everything is improved by adding bacon to it. At least that’s my assessment but maybe you disagree and do not draw the line at bacon-scented underwear. You can view the products themselves by clicking here. They cost $19.99 a pair. And you can read more from the news [...]

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Epitome of an oxymoron

Now this would be the epitome of an oxymoron, and one of the few times I get to use “epitome” and “oxymoron” in a sentence. I received an email about a kickstarter campaign for FAST, a tail light for bicycles and electric scooters that will alert someone of an accident and warn you if your [...]

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My rant of the day: school pickup and drop-off traffic

What is it about school drop-off and pickup of students that turn rather sane people into reckless ruffians who think rules do not apply to them? Too often while taking my kids to school I see drivers disobeying traffic signs, such as turning left or right when a sign, and sometimes traffic control equipment, says [...]

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Breakfast, it’s what’s for dinner

I freely admit that I am a breakfastarian. I eat breakfast foods for lunch, for dinner and even sometimes for snacks. Sometimes I mix breakfast items with others such as the French Toast and chicken sandwich I had the other day or the French Toast and turkey burger sandwich or the oven friend chicken and [...]

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Gotta quarter for a gumball?

It was a view that brought back memories. In the auto service department lounge were a bank of five old-school gumball machines. For some reason this time they caused me to take pause. I thought of how I used to see these all of the time as a kid. They were at grocery stores, gas [...]

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Habits can be habit forming

Congratulations. If you have made it this far with your New Year’s resolution, you are well past the 21-day mark needed to establish your new habit. That’s the common goal a number of researchers say have to be reached in order for a new habit to become ingrained. So whether it be going to the [...]

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Getting fit, if I can do it, so can you

The gyms this time of the year are full of people wanting to make a fresh start by getting into better shape. I usually wait them out and look to see how many are still gym regulars in February and of those, who will still be a regular patron come the fall. Making a change [...]

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