Tag: Laura Walcher

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?

| 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? 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? 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? 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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Stacks

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Have you read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”? I could’ve written that book. I should’ve. But Marie Kondo beat me to it. Unbelievable, since I, closely related to the Empress of Clutter and the Emperor of Neatness, am about as close to an expert as one could get. It’s hard to imagine how my […]

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