With Thanksgiving come and gone, the onslaught of holiday activity is in full swing for me. I’m not talking about shopping—I’ll leave that to those who enjoy spending money at malls, boutiques and in cyberspace. My holid [..]
Last week we observed the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. This date has joined a few others in the genre known as "Do you remember where you were when…" Those days, sad to say, are coming around more [..]
By my special calendar we have entered the Christmas Season. The other day we went over to National City’s Clarion Hotel to attend the California Retired Teachers luncheon that featured a roast turkey meal and music of the season performe [..]
If I learned anything in 35 years of wearing a badge and making decisions that impact others' lives it is that I should get as much information as possible before making a decision, or, in my case, shooting off my mouth. As a columnist, in the pa [..]
Captain Gary Wedge is retiring next week after a 29-year career. If they have a retirement party for Captain Wedge there will be testimonials, proclamations, plaques, congratulatory letters, and other boring speeches. When I gave retirement talks dur [..]
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 [..]