Patty Kimerer column

Communications breakdown on the road

What we've got here, is a failure to communicate - with warmth and / or civility, anyway.And, at the risk of completely ripping off the warden's character (and later, the lead) in the 1967 classic "Cool Hand Luke," me thinks we really, really do.This became apparent as my family sat around my ...

A wail at the thought of no Saturday mail

Boy, another week chock full of lots of important news, huh? First and foremost, the good news: a miracle occurred and the life of a 6-year-old boy was saved in Alabama. Thank you, Lord.Then there was some trash talk. As in Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropping an expletive just ...

Celebrating freedom of the press and the 49ers

I was at a work function the other evening when I introduced myself to someone who responded, "Patty Kimerer? Do you write a column for the Tribune Chronicle?"Immediately, I scanned the room for the exits. "Hmm, I'll never make it there in the blink of an eye," I thought. In the millisecond to ...