"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. Anybody can have ideas. The difficulty is to express them...in one glittering paragraph."
Mark Twain

Publications

The following is a partial list of Lee Kucera's published works:

MAGAZINES

 "Uneasy Choices," Savvy, December 1985
 "You Take Romance," McCall's, February 1986
 "Bed and Breakfast Retirement," Prime Times, Spring 1986
 "FDA Drug Regulations: What's Involved," High Technology Careers, 1988
 "Working it Out," Conversations column, Sacramento, July 1988
 "Art and Social Issues," San Jose Arts, fall 1994
 "Modern Mavericks of American Art," San Jose Arts, spring 1994
 "The Medium as Metaphor," San Jose Arts, fall 1994
 "Recapturing the Charm of Yesterday's Supper Clubs," Paul Masson Summer Series, spring 1991
 "Making Birth as Simple as ABC," EastWest, January 1987
 "Bay Area Food Critics Come Clean," South Bay Accent, February/March 1990
 "A Family's Tradition," 1989 annual edition, South Bay Living
 "Exploring the Elements of Page Design," Write Image, November 1988
 "Outrageous Desserts," South Bay Accent, August/September 1988
 "The Gourmet Gurus," South Bay Accent, October/November 1987
 "The Superbaby Hoax," Mothering, April 1986
 "A Little Hate is Healthy," SingleLife, August 1984

NEWSPAPERS

 Biweekly opinion column in Cupertino Courier, February 1999 - June 2000
 "Out of their League," Cover Feature, Living Section, San Jose Mercury News, April 22, 1998
 "Voice Break," WomaNews Section, Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1992 (syndicated)
 "The Catch-22 of Parenting," California Living magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 1985
 Five features for Menlo Park Arts & Wine Festival, special section, San Jose Mercury News, August 1995
 Five features for Campbell Summer Festival, special section San Jose Mercury News, August, 1995
 Five features on Cinco de Mayo, special section, San Jose Mercury News, May 5, 1996
 Five features on De Anza College's annual De Anza Day celebration, special section, San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 1995
 Five features on Cinco de Mayo, special section, San Jose Mercury News, May 2, 1995
 Four features for Fiestas de las Patrias, special section, San Jose Mercury News, September 10, 1994
 Five features on Cupertino's Art and Wine Festival, special section, San Jose Mercury News, August 10, 1994
 Five features for Cinco de Mayo, special section, San Jose Mercury News, April 25, 1993
 Three features for De Anza College 25th Anniversary magazine, San Jose Mercury News, October 28, 1992
 Six features on Fiestas de las Patrias program, special section, San Jose Mercury News, September 9, 1992
 Eight features on Cinco de Mayo, special section, San Jose Mercury News, April 26, 1992
 "Design an Ad Judges Put in Jury Duty," special section, San Jose Mercury News, April 22, 1990
 "Wedding Day Fantasies Come True," special bridal section, San Jose Mercury News, February 11, 1990
 "Catering the Bride's Wishes," special bridal section, San Jose Mercury News, July 30, 1989
 Four Chef Profiles, Dining Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, September 18, 1989
 "A Wedding Day Slice," special bridal section, San Jose Mercury News, February 12, 1989
 "Get Real With Grandmas," It Seems to Me column, San Jose Mercury News, January 4, 1989
 Five Chef Profiles, Dining Magazine, San Jose Mercury News, September 18, 1988
 "Vidiots Watch Too Much of a Bad Thing," The Last Word column, San Jose Mercury News, July 1983