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What Now?

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hey, I’m History! Here’s how it started: around about the mid-70s, a friend of mine organized an Israeli Festival, to be held in Mission Valley’s Scottish Rite Auditorium. She corralled me: “You know how to write. You do the publicity!” Well, she was right; I was already a writer, a columnist in our local pubs […]

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What Now? Good News!

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m a little challenged this month, having been determined to report some good news and raise a few laughs, but it just ain’t easy. Dreadful Donald has scooped up most of the available ink and air; seeking safety, seeking grounding, migrants rush desperately from country to country – and now, as I write, their plight […]

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What Now?

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rowe on Beer Despite the adult males in my own family devoted to beer, the brew leaves me cold. Yet, beer got my attention when Peter Rowe, our town’s beat columnist, got himself a perfect perk of trip to Berlin in the interests of the industry. Maybe, I thought, I’d underestimated its importance in life […]

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What Now?

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Solving the World’s Problems. Really. If everyone did crossword puzzles, the world would be a better pace. We who experience undue stress in our lives might want to share this inside secret. I am a recognized serene person. In fact, I’ve actually been cited and commended for my easy-going nature. This is entirely due to […]

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What Now? I’m Too Young….

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yeow. There’s something about August. Are more babies born in August than any other month? Someone’s probably done some useless study. I attribute its possibility – if not probability – to the cold, early sunset months of December. But I already digress. My August birthday was kind’ve shocking. I was much too young for it, […]

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What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
What Now? The Humane Society’s Top Dog

  Gary Weitzman may be the best thing – since Noah – to happen to animals. The CEO of the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) has broadened the Society’s outreach, to partner or cooperate with numerous like-missioned organizations and we, the public – all intended, he says, to “put ourselves out of business,” via the […]

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What Now? Say Wha’….?

| July 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s hard enough to communicate with Millennials, even when we speak the same language. Wait: even when we think we speak the same language. But, you’re in luck: one of us has been paying attention. In my determined effort to maintain communication in life, this column is here to help. Try these: “Shade.” This is […]

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What Now? Me Me Me Me Me

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
What Now?  Me Me Me Me Me

Devoted readers, relax already. While it’s true that I was born in the Bronx, many, many years ago, and sooo many of you are interested in stuff like that, I can promise that I’ll never subject you to my thousand-page autobiography, as gripping a tale as it may be. Yet (brace yourselves), the highly-edited story […]

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The More You Know…Your Life in Literacy!

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Oh, c’mon, columnist Nicholas Kristoff, don’t go using words like “heuristic,” thinking that we who consider ourselves highly literate know what it means. Abbreviated, here’s his sentence: “A leader of a prominent internet company…told me that the firm regards admission to Harvard as a useful heuristic of talent…” It’s possible that grade-school kids get “heuristic” […]

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What Now?

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
What Now?

“My Sister’s Voice” When one talented facilitator “ever” describes another in just those terms, you know we’re the ones who’ll benefit by having that level of conflict resolution service in our community. Yet, noted mediator Barbara Filner can say more about Alexis Dixon: “He always takes (disputants’) personalities, needs and interests into account – in […]

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