If you take the small U.S. Navy launch out to the USS Arizona, where 1,177 sailors and Marines died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, you will see something that reminds you that Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, wasn’t that long ago.
The holiday moment is upon us yet again. For many people, the holidays are a religious moment. For others, it is a secular bonanza of gifts, fattening food and lights. It can also be both. But, most importantly, it is a time for family, however you define it. Many of us have families that have been extended, amended or distended, depending on your point of view.
Jack Ohman joined The Sacramento Bee in 2013. He previously worked at the Oregonian, the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award and the national SPJ Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @JACKOHMAN.