I first arrived in Santa Barbara scared, cold, tired, broke, and hungry; the dreams that grew 50 years ago in Santa Barbara never failed me. Read story.
Friday, September 6, 2013
The amazing (auto) biography of Peggy Hurst and her vintage VW van. Read story.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ranch resident tells of panga boats beaching and the area’s notorious history. Read story.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Despite his unique challenges, my 29-year-old son thrives in downtown Santa Barbara. Read story.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
What keeps us from fulfilling our promise is often what enslaves us. On the first Passover after my divorce, I realized this lesson. Read story.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Remembering last year's mission to prepare for the 10th Annual El Puente benefit for the Rio Beni Health Project. Read story.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A soldier and a prisoner meet years later in Guadalupe and forge a deep bond. Read story.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There is some misplaced cosmic calculation that has decreed that a dog’s years are so much fewer than those of the people who love him. Read story.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A unique look inside the counting cave of Election Day 2012. Read story.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Gwendolyn just turned 5 years old. She's never crawled, nor walked, nor taken a single step, but this November, she is running her very first half marathon. Read story.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Seized by a blood clot in her brain, Denise Bacchus is nursed back to health by some kind folks at Cottage Hospital. Read story.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
On September 11, 2001, my father disappeared forever into the dust and flames and papers that rained down on lower Manhattan. Read story.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jeanice Lugo shares a story of Fiesta, Flamenco, and her daughter’s spirit. Read story.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Santa Barbaran Karin Finell watches the Special Olympics as her daughter Stephanie wins gold. Read story.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
After far more weeks of searching, discussion, and contemplation than one would think such a decision required, I placed an online order for a new duvet. Read story.