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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

Staging My Life

The madness of selling a home you still live in. Read story.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Santa Barbara Was My Paris

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

Good Car, Ma

The amazing (auto) biography of Peggy Hurst and her vintage VW van. Read story.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guns of Gaviota

Ranch resident tells of panga boats beaching and the area’s notorious history. Read story.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Joshua Camberlan Finds Life in Opera

Despite his unique challenges, my 29-year-old son thrives in downtown Santa Barbara. Read story.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Passover Rumination

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

Care and Connections in Bolivia

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

Brothers in Arms

A soldier and a prisoner meet years later in Guadalupe and forge a deep bond. Read story.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Old Dog

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

Ballot and the Beast

A unique look inside the counting cave of Election Day 2012. Read story.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Never Give Up

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

In the Arms of Angels

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

9/11 Memories

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

The Dance of Life

Jeanice Lugo shares a story of Fiesta, Flamenco, and her daughter’s spirit. Read story.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
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