My Life

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

Winner's Circle

Santa Barbaran Karin Finell watches the Special Olympics as her daughter Stephanie wins gold. Read story.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Saffron Duvet

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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olympic Mettle

In 1960, Jeff Farrell's goal of an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Rome seemed out of the question after undergoing an appendectomy six days before Olympic Trials. Read story.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Alberto Paul Pizano’s Life

Alberto Paul Pizano, American of Mexican descent. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Role Mother

Mother Betsy Heafitz talks teaching your children who you really are. Read story.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fencing Is Fun

Our summer intern from Stanford feared finding swordfights in S.B. Then he found Presidio Fencing. Read story.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Life

This year, I planned ahead. I built ambitious, seven-foot-tall tomato cages out of heavy construction wire. I bought young, vigorous tomato plants and got them in the ground extra early. Read story.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Record Collection

In a shadowy corner by the staircase was the record collection, all of it up for grabs. Read story.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Clattering Windows

Vandenberg Air Force base is about 30 miles from here and the launch of some sort of weather satellite booster had been scheduled for the wee hours of this morning. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Take a Banana

Some deep-rooted program takes over and all I can do is load people down with food. Read story.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slot Canyon Body Slam

Being trapped by a boulder is far from the only way to get in trouble out there. Read story.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When the Well Runs Dry

A sign on the laundromat wall admonished customers: “No Horse Blankets in these Machines.” Read story.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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