Tag: Laura Walcher

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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Money and Its Ability to Change Lives: Good and Bad

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Never fails: When the mail delivers the Fed’s official envelope, I know, I recognize … something about taxes, and then, I get that little shiver…maybe, hooray, a refund! There’s no way to begin a new year without thinking about money. We spent too much on the “holidaze”; we bought too much food, too many presents, […]

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Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Strangers in Dallas, Embroiled in the Death of a President

Veteran San Diego publicist Laura Walcher and her husband, Bob, were living in Dallas at the time of the Kennedy assassination and had their own encounter with the celebrated Zapruder film. The following is an essay Laura Walcher wrote about her experience. Here’s how it went: WFAA-TV broadcast engineer Bob Walcher took a roll of […]

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What Now?

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Now?

Excuse me? You’re the Dog!   The problem is, they think they own the place. And while they’re insistent on their superiority, truth is, they’re pretty lucky we’re around, tolerant enough to indulge them in this fantasy. Not that they entirely lack brains. Our newbie, the young Fen, got quickly comfortable enough to remind us, […]

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What Now?

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Now?

How Cool Are We? Maybe, we wish, we hope, by the time you read this, we’re ‘way cool. Y’know, limber, in-the-know, into every band promoted by CityBeat, seeking adventurous dining in the new restaurants that keep popping up; we’re creative, edgy, wearing highly hip duds, with holes in the knees of our jeans and short […]

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What Now?

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sensitive Techniques for a Balanced Life “It’s all about balance,” said movie mogul George Lucas, who juggled raising two children as a single father, his movies and Skywalker Ranch (the mini-city of which he is not merely mayor, but king). He can probably afford to buy all the balance he wants. Bill Gates says, just […]

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What Now?

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Contemporary Crab, Take Two by Laura Walcher I have not complained nearly enough about my new computer, my new phone and the traumas of contemporary technology. However, I’m moderately pleased to realize that, given all the hair-tugging responses I’ve received, I know I’m not alone in the world: Mike Jenkins: I just want those things […]

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Read This? You’re Lucky!

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Read This?  You’re Lucky!

If you can read this, you are appreciably literate. Not so for nearly 200,000 adults and children in San Diego who cannot read. While illiterate adults and children get plenty of help from the San Diego County on Literacy (SDCOL) year ‘round, on May 14 they’ll get even more via the organization’s 5th annual, “Eat. […]

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Can What I Don’t Know Hurt Me?

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like the rest of you, I read, and read, and read. So why don’t I know everything? Maybe it’s technology. If it didn’t keep changing, I would know everything about everything, or not. Here’s what I don’t get, lately: Pharrell Williams. Drake. Nicki Minaj. Among numerous others whose names you don’t recognize, they are the […]

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What Now? In Honor of the Crossword’s Centennial

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

If everyone did crosswords, the world would be a better place. We who experience undue stress in our lives (most of us) 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 crosswords. It’s nearly […]

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