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The Beginning of the End

| June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The larger a country, the less easy for its real opinion to be ascertained, and the less difficult to be counterfeited; when ascertained or presumed, the more respectable it is in the eyes of individuals. — James Madison, “Public Opinion”, 1791 Recently Donald Trump did something so outrageous, so vile, so reprehensible, so unethical, so […]

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My Life in Books & Literature

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
My Life in Books & Literature

Twenty years ago, maybe, I spoke on “My Life in Books & Literature.” I gave the speech three times – at Barnes & Noble at Grossmont Center and La Jolla, and to a women’s book club at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. The first went extremely well. The second, not so much. The […]

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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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Churches & Civil Society

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Churches & Civil Society

By George Mitrovich On Christmas Eve at the Church of the Resurrection (United Methodist) in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, an offering was taken for the church’s many charities, including a school built in Lebanon for some of the 750,000 Syrian children whose schools have been destroyed in Syria’s civil war, The senior […]

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San Diego Native Participates in the 2019 World Marathon Challenge

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
San Diego Native Participates in the 2019 World Marathon Challenge

Runner will compete in seven marathons in seven days on seven continents On January 31, 2019 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ambassador and type 1 diabetes (T1D) Champion Eric Tozer will embark on the ultimate athletic journey by competing in the World Marathon Challenge. Starting in Novo, Antarctica, the challenge takes runners across the seven […]

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The Importance of Jackie Robinson

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Importance of Jackie Robinson

By George Mitrovich Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia one-hundred years ago, January 31, 1919. He would grow up to become the “most important black man in American history.” That was the view of the late Buck O’Neil, founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, who often pointed out that […]

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For the Love of Plants

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
For the Love of Plants

October’s Garden Club meeting featured a past president of San Diego Horticultural Society and our own garden club, Jim Bishop. He introduced himself as a plant-a-holic. He explained his first slide by saying he always loved to dig. There was Bishop, maybe two years old, shovel in hand at the beach in Panama City, Florida. […]

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The Things That Seem and Those That Are

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich I wasn’t doing a January column. Too much going on with planning programs for The City Club of San Diego (four programs before February’s end), The Denver Forum’s big farewell luncheon for Governor John Hickenlooper, January 3 (the governor is leaving office after sixteen years as Denver’s mayor and Colorado’s chief executive, […]

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Thank You, Donald Trump

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Texas friend of mine, a distinguished attorney and author of significant books, emailed me a link to an op-ed on Brett Kavanaugh he had written for the Dallas Morning News. My friend is a confessing Christian and Methodist, as am I. We take Jesus seriously and strive to be faithful to His teachings, but […]

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San Diego Hosts the USA Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
San Diego Hosts the USA Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™

Renowned for its intense racing, the adrenaline-fuelled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to San Diego, CA, for the second year, from 18-21 October. The only US stop on the action-packed seven-Act global tour will play host to a fleet of elite-level international sailing teams, including one USA squad, in an event presented by SAP, all racing […]

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