In addition to the wrinkles, pounds and gray hairs one collects as one ages there are the scars. Anyone who has run, walked or loved with passion has them. They are signs of experience and perspective which allow you to carry on and, if you’ [..]
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 25, 2009.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Richard Peña. Today’s column first appeared Dec. 14, 2012.
Since his death earlier this year The Star-News has published archived columns of Tom Basinski’s Behind Police Lines. This final installation first appeared Aug. 16, 2013.
The Star-News is publishing archived columns written by Tom Basinski. Today’s column first appeared June 17, 2011.
June means fruit tree overload for many yards and gardens as favorable spring conditions cause trees to produce more than they can handle June drop...
This column's subject is a result of my flat out hero worship for the legendary Ray Bradbury, who died last year. I began reading him at age 12, and was captivated by his skills as a wordsmith. His remarkable authorship of more than 80 books, sto [..]
When we moved to San Ysidro almost two decades ago, I was acutely conscious of the Border Patrol station across the street from our apartment building. I wasn’t accustomed to seeing the green and white trucks in such numbers, and when they rumb [..]
Decades ago, getting in shape and staying there presented no problem. It took weeks to get into shape and months to lose conditioning. Now, teetering on the half-century mark, the reverse is true. I have given up hope of any noticeable change, and lo [..]