My Life

A Sober 21st Birthday

What to do in Santa Barbara when you can legally drink but don’t. Read story.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fiesta Romance: When Thea Met Boris

Here’s one more tale of Old Spanish Days amor. Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Losing Keys, Finding Life

How one writer’s misplaced item taught her to embrace the stream of existence. Read story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Algebra Wasn’t As Scary As I Thought

Santa Barbara woman on overcoming a fear of math that kept her out of college. Read story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Life: Heiress

The author remembers her mother — what she taught her, what she left. Read story.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Life: The Mule in My Garden

After intense research (Wikipedia and a few other sites), I discovered that there are two ways to get seedless watermelons. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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
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