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My Life: The Cracker and Its Fixer

Fixing a macadamia nut cracker reminds the author to slow down. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Very Special Fiesta Lady

Jeanice Lugo's sister continues the traditional Fiesta letter. Read story.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kids on Bikes

Bici Centro's summer bicycle camp is accessible to everyone, from private school kids to homeless downtown students. Read story.

Friday, June 20, 2014

My Life: Outrigger Canoeing

I’ve achieved many solo racing scores in endurance events, but competing as a team upon the salty waters of the Pacific amplifies the thrill. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Life: 16 Days of Yoga

Learning yoga in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Van Man

How did I go bust? Slow, then fast. Read story.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mountain Drive Memories

Bill Richardson and Ann Johnston were among the many big characters who lived on Mountain Drive. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Training in Arizona

It was actually Willie Mays who started my love of the Giants. Read story.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Life: The Restaurateurs' Daughter

A seventh grader looks at growing up with two restaurant owners as parents. Read story.

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Life: Xmas Music

On this balmy Christmas afternoon, we went into the backyard and sat behind the garage transistor radio, trying hard to feel the spirit of the season. Read story.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Life: Christmas Memory

On top of the tree in our living room today was a luminous white angel from my sister, and dangling among its branches were little mementos of my daughter growing up. Read story.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Life: So This is Christmas

I went to visit my 90-year-old mother and found her in the multipurpose room of her assisted living facility watching an old Andy Williams Christmas special. Read story.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Living in Two Worlds

Wounded Warrior Battalion volunteer finds immense caring for wounded Marines at Pendleton. Read story.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Life: A Chocolate Buddha

It reminds me of the chocolate Easter bunnies of my childhood, where you’d look at the cute little thing and then bite off its hollow head. Read story.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Life: Something’s Watching Us

I paid no attention to the sound at first, but I soon came to realize that it was something moving around near my truck. Read story.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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