Tag: Laura Walcher

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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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments
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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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| 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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| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Resolutionary” “Screw it, just do it!” We could take lessons from Richard Branson, the Virgin Atlantic entrepreneur.  This has been, he says, his philosophy for just moving ahead, undeterred by the usually myriad questions that accompany – and often slow down – one’s plan, one’s dream, i.e.: do you have time, funding, talent, etc.? Well, […]

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| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Global Winter Wonderland Wows! Global Winter Wonderland (GWW), the extravaganza now underway at SDCCU Stadium is – to say the least – impressive. The welcome mastermind behind this first event for San Diego is Lulu Huang, a sunny, bustling beauty, a native of China. Now an American citizen, in America since her 22nd year, she […]

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| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
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“The Camp.” From Prison to Pen, Ralph Inzunza’s New Life, New Book Is there ever anything “good” to be gained for a year in the pokey? Most of us would issue a resounding, “No!” Former San Diego City Councilman Ralph Inzunza might surely agree, even if the experience has led him to an inspired first […]

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| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Knock-Knock, Spit-Spit “Knock-knock, spit-spit?” Okay, I just dated myself, yet again. But that’s what we did – or said – in the face of wishing for good luck, or averting bad luck. Not both, not together, you understand. Anyway. I found four pennies in one day – all tails up. Bad luck! You realize that, […]

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