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What Now? Game’s On!

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Inga, Humor Columnist, La Jolla Light & Laura Walcher, Humor Columnist, Presidio Sentinel Inga: At the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards in 2010, the first year that my column in the La Jolla Light was eligible, I won second place in the Humor division after Laura Walcher, who writes for the Presidio Sentinel. […]

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The Sportin’ Life

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Sportin’ Life

When attorney Jerry Harris is on your side, challenges are met, growth is guaranteed. Five years ago, he turned his considerable legal ability and passion to the development of “SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes” (S4EA, or SPORTS) – fueled in no small part by his own developmentally disabled sister, and his family’s dedication to social and […]

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What Now? The Sillies, or the Willies

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I forget to pray for the angels, and the angels forget to pray for us … Item:  I’ve already attempted to diagnose Barney, our Cairn Terrier’s evil obsession with the parking meter scooters – or their drivers? –  but sadly, I continue to fail in this mission. Yet I have stopped fretting about it, even […]

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WHAT NOW? ANYONE OUT THERE?

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

I don’t really worry THAT much about whether any of you are devoted readers of my (occasionally) semi-brilliant columns. Such fretting would be such a burden; as any columnist knows, it’s quite enough to figure what to write about, than to pine over the size of one’s readership. Still, I can’t help but be thrilled […]

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What Now? Vinole’s Horn: It’s A Blast!

| July 31, 2012 | 4 Comments
What Now? Vinole’s Horn: It’s A Blast!

Rey Vinole, master trumpet player and teacher, taught dozens of San Diego musicians as he launched and led the Mission Bay High School Jazz Band for 26 years. To his credit, it’s still going strong under the direction of Jean Paul Balmat, the school’s music director, and one of Vinole’s former students. Vinole’s a man […]

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What Now? Rude, Scurrilous, Insulting. So What Else is New?

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Rahm Emannuel, the supremely un-shy White House chief of staff, described some colleagues as “retarded,” his apology, while … declarative, was widely considered as highly insincere, and didn’t get nearly the ink and air that the insult drew. And, that, friends, is how things are these days. Or not. Rosemarie Ostler has produced a […]

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What now? R-U DWT?

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s the short version:  a woman hears that a friend has suddenly died, and in haste and grief, she shoots off an email to the husband, expressing her condolences, offering heartfelt help if needed, and signs off with … “LOL.” Now, as any kid can tell you, “LOL, ” in our mile-a-minute world of communication, […]

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What Now? Clando Can Read

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
What Now?  Clando Can Read

If you can read this, you’re ‘way ahead of the thousands of adults and children in our town who can’t. Because they can’t, they either fake their way through their lives, or settle for minimum achievement – minimum opportunities; they never experience the pined-for successes they could actually achieve – if they could read. With […]

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Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy

The San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) has challenged over a dozen of San Diego’s finest Chefs to prepare a gourmet dishes inspired by a favorite book.  The results of their imagination will be served to those who attend the third annual Eat. Drink. Read – A Culinary Event for Literacy event from 5:30 – […]

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What Now? Old Town’s Leather Leader

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
What Now? Old Town’s Leather Leader

There’s something about Dennis Toler – he just looks like a leather guy. He’s rugged, he’s brawny; he’s got good humor and a big smile. And, for 40 years, he’s had a super niche in Toler’s Leather Depot in Old Town State Historic Park – the “go-to” place for authentic leather goods. While he was […]

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