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| December 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lost and Found! Here’s how I remember the German wood-carver who, decades ago, knocked on our door: sullen and craggy, middle-aged but bent beneath his over-flowing backpack, not even trying one or two words of English. But his mission was clear: will we buy his carvings? Well, he wasn’t exactly unpleasant, and we were surely […]

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| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Our World-Class San Diego Zoo; It Never Sleeps! by Laura Walcher Georgeanne Irvine, director of Corporate Publishing, San Diego Zoo Global leads its newest effort. We talked: LW: George, we know what’s important here: Floyd, Ruuxa and Raina – and Karen. Soon, we’ll talk more about the San Diego Zoo’s newest outreach, but now, who […]

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| September 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

Not So Safe Streets of San Diego Safe streets of San Diego? Don’t think so. Not unless, or until, the scooter and bike manufacturers add a horn or bell to their products. Not unless riders heed street signs. Not unless such drivers take a literacy test, in order to read them. Or, understand what an […]

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| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

My Ode to a Romanian Immigrant by Laura Walcher Iris Bloom in Central Park (A poetic and personal history ) Time comes for her in small cocoons, One child or another of us; or her melancholy memory of her husband – scenes of the city in which she lived, knowing her generous and boundless energy […]

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| July 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

I Would if I Could I would if I could, but can’t. If there’s one thing President Trump has succeeded in, it’s inspiring and challenging the nation’s pen men (okay, and pen women) to accurately – if not – kindly, describe his (lack of) thinking, awry decisions, ham-fisted opinions and accusations. I’ve tried hard to […]

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| June 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Music Saves Here are all the things you can’t think about while you’re playing music: Did I pay my mortgage? I know I put the payment on automatic, but does it begin this month? Next month? Should I wear the floral skirt? Maybe basic black’s better. Are Syria’s wars ever going to end? Nope. Even […]

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| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Reading is Freedom! If we readers try to imagine how we’d “get by” in life if we couldn’t read – well, we can barely fathom it. Day in, day out, we’re reading: street signs, newspapers (!), memos, web-sites, etc. Yet, as Jose Cruz, CEO of the San Diego Council on Literacy continues to remind us, […]

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| April 2, 2018 | 1 Comment
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The Emperor of Entitlement Entitlement: The belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. Fen did not start out in life as an entitled dog. “Au contrar!” Having been born with a defective leg, he arrived hobbling pitifully on three. In fact, that’s why we rescued him, in the wake of the […]

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| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The National Conflict Resolution Center Celebrates 30 Years of Peacemaker Awards Thirty years ago, with a cadre of attorneys, activists, civic-minded citizens, Liz O’Brien, CEO of the S. D. Mediation Center, launched the organization’s Peacemaker Awards. It was time. The group, wholly dedicated to the practice, nevertheless struggled – as non-profits often do – with […]

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| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nine! Sing to the tune of Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya!” Good-bye toe. You gotta go, me-o-my-oh, Your gotta go, go away, cause you no good-o-oh, My toe, it’s been so long you’ve been my eff-of. For you I sing this song, me-oh-my-oh! “Nine” is actually an amazing number; one more than eight. One less than ten. […]

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