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WHAT NOW?

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

Peacemaker Awards 2020 by Laura Walcher Are this year’s ‘Peacemaker Awards” more important than ever?  Inarguable, I declare, as each day’s news delivers less and less peace in our country, and in our world. All the more challenging for our National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), dedicated to crafting, implementing, managing peaceful solutions to our society’s, […]

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WHAT NOW?

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
WHAT NOW?

Read This and See! The San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) recently held its “Literacy Champions Reception” and “Hall of Fame” induction.  Yes, I was there.  And, I was “inducted!” In thanks, I performed the event’s shortest speech:  “Reading is Educational!  Reading is Tranquilizing!  Reading is Power!”   Yes, a belief heartily shared by my co-awardees, […]

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| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t Call “Amy” by Laura Walcher Well, I did.  I called Amy.  Sweetly, I thanked her for her consideration.  She’d called to tell me that she could probably get me an appointment to have my car serviced; very appreciated, I’m a busy woman.  In fact, I’d been so busy that I wound up..well, I couldn’t […]

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What Now?

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

No Really, What Now? by Laura Walcher Okay, so once again, in a week of unrelenting frustrations and challenges, I decided not to strangle Mr. Entitled.  (“Fen” is his “real” name; our smart-aleck black poodle/bichon, who’s grown up to believe himself the emperor, tho’ he doesn’t even pay the mortgage.) So, he dips beneath a […]

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| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Saleswoman’s Conquest, Hard Won! By Laura Walcher Purpose: carry on. Dress well.  Little make-up.  Smile. (Fingers leap to imaginary strands of hair.) Smile; damn it! I’m well-dressed with little make-up.  She’s coiffed, groomed and substantially girdled (right away, she hates me!).  Her expression is like a depressed Father Winter.  Her desk is immaculate; she’s talking […]

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Seeking Mrs. First Lady:

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Light Hearted Talk With La Verle Mitrovich I asked Patty Ducey-Brooks if she would mind republishing this article that ran in the June 2006 issue of the Presidio Sentinel.  Patty agreed since it brings to light more memories of George Mitrovich, who passed away this past July 2019.  La Verle has played a prominent […]

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| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Curiously Cranky Columnist Go ahead; crab all you want.  I’m with you!  I’ve concluded, however, that I must stop crabbing about Mr. Trump, who will probably still be president by publication time, despite so many national/international efforts to…umm: un-president him.  The problem is, I haven’t paid sufficient attention to other issues that deserve being […]

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| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Trumpiness of Trump” We definitely have to conjure up new ways of cheering ourselves up. Or expressing our anger. Or fear – you know, in this era of … Trump.  Other grumbly societies have been far more creative – and to the point – than have we.  In Greece, for instance, one can throw […]

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| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Direct Mail: A Contemporary Dilemma! If there were an award to get for “membership” in the MOST not-for-profit organizations, I could, by now, have earned it.  Here’s my short list:  The Audubon Society.  Feeding America. The National Wildlife Federation, American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, National Museum of African-American […]

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What Now?

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Peacemaker Awards to Honor Those That Communicate, Collaborate and Connect While the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), in this 31st year of Peacemaker, continues to uphold and expand its mission of peacemaking, we fear the “world” is not keeping pace. Still, its current list of awardees, its creative new programs, worthy and compelling – […]

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