My Life

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

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
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