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What Now?

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
What Now?

We’re Eatin’, We’re Drinkin’, Most Importantly, We’re Reading! You know how we are: We Eat. We Drink. We Read. We’re literate. The benefits? Incalculable! “Literacy is one of the basic foundations of a civilized society.” says County supervisor Greg Cox. That’s why the San Diego Council on Literacy’s (SDCOL) annual event, on May 18, celebrates […]

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What Now? PEACE Now!

| April 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
What Now?  PEACE Now!

If we need a little hope for the world, we could consider that at the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), the organization that selects the awardees for their annual Peacemaker event, always have plenty of excellent choices. And, says CEO Steve Dinkin, “It’s our mission and pleasure to honor our ‘peacemakers’ and hope they lead […]

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What Now?

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
What Now?

The Euphorbia, Trust Me! Now and then in my now-long life, I am keenly reminded that I’m … from the Bronx. I mean, who in the Bronx ever heard of “The Euphorbia?” It sounds like a Greek play. These days, they might ship these evil little growths from the southwest, just to pique curiosity, and […]

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What Now?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
What Now?

The Treksters She went north; he crossed the ocean. Both Maggie Espinosa and Don Gullans invested months of preparation for their “Camino” treks: Espinosa, 800 miles through the California’s El Camino Real, from San Diego to Sonoma, and Gullans, across northern Spain’s El Camino de Santiago. Gullans spent two months on the trail; Espinosa, in […]

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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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