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Tag: Laura Walcher

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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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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