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Posted on November 11 at 4:24 p.m.
I (a guy) checked out one old flame from years ago vi FV and was frightened at how old she looked; then I looked in the mirror and realized how old I was, so once we really are in these relationships for decades, it's just saner to stay put and keep putting in the work to make the relationship work.
And even farther back, pre FaceBook era, I worked hard to track down an old girlfriend from my 20s, only to discover that she had died five years before and no one had thought I was important enough in her life to tell me.
And yes, this Starshine column is creepy.
On Plan B Partners
Posted on October 20 at 9:22 p.m.
It was strange to see the Indy come out against Measure P. Wonder what the inside story on this is.
On We, the People, Say 'Yes on Measure P!'
Posted on October 17 at 6:21 p.m.
I think Helene is trying to get in good with those with deep pockets to fund her next run at higher office, but all she's doing is shooting herself in the foot, proving that she has become that most pejorative of words- a real "politician."
On Mayor Blasted for Alleged Conflict-of-Interest
Posted on September 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Great to have Jerry back in the Indy. But let's get him in the print edition!online is fine, but Jerry deserves to be printed and distributed.
Welcome back, Mr Roberts!
On Phantom Pols
Posted on July 22 at 9:08 p.m.
The concept behind Mission and State was good- support independent and in-depth reporting in Santa Barbara. The 24/7 news cycle and the media economy makes it hard for any news organization to provide that needed type of reporting, except in big cities. Even if Mission and State went off the rails a bit, and even if other media objected to Noozhawk 'managing' the project, there must have been alternatives more beneficial to the community than shutting the whole thing down and returning the remaining funds.
On Plug Pulled on <em>Mission & State</em>
Posted on June 17 at 2:36 p.m.
I know Raymond, and despite all the deserved hate coming his way for his stupid and horrible acton, he is a good person. He served in the military and came home injured in ways others cannot understand. This does not excuse what he did.
That he is trying to do something positive from this, as a warning to others and as his own penance for something he has to live with for his life, is a good thing.
I only hope that the bartenders who served him when he was already drunk, or those who send others out with an extra drink, also think about their role and responsibility for drunk drivers.
On Morua Films PSA Against Drunk Driving
Posted on May 24 at 11 p.m.
I would be curious why the family worried about him enough to call the police to check on him a month or so ago, and if there was any failure or neglect to act on the police's part.
On Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders
Posted on April 13 at 2:27 p.m.
My personal experience: within days of our son receiving a DPT vaccine, he bumped his head (unrelated) and then went catatonic, rigid, almost like a petit mal seizure. The seizure-like incidents happened at least six times thereafter, always preceded by some sort of physical shock. They went away by the time he was two but it's hard for a parent to see their kid turn rigid, eyes roll back in his head, etc.
I don't know if the seizures were related to the DPT vaccine or not, but it did prompt us to look for alternative ways to protect him (and his younger brother) from diseases by the least risky options, and to lessen our reliance on vaccines.
On Vaccination Considerations
Posted on March 28 at 10:31 p.m.
and what about all the bartenders and bar owners who serve the folks who are too drunk to drive? can we start also to prosecute them?
On Morua Pleads Not Guilty to Murder, DUI Charges
Posted on March 28 at 12:18 p.m.
Hard as it may be for all of understandably grieving for the loss of life that Raymond's irresponsible actions caused, those of us who know Raymond recall a person who offered much back to the community, a person who cared about others, contributed, and actually was a charming person. All this has been obliterated by his drunk-driving, death-causing accident. Raymond's tour of duty in Afghanistan created some demons he couldn't conquer. This is in no way intended to excuse his behavior which resulted in a tragic death. But it might help to understand it.I know it will be an unpopular thing to say, but Raymond is a secondary victim here- a person shipped off to an unnecessary war, who saw and had to do terrible things, who was haunted and harmed by his experience serving our country, who failed to successfully deal with the problems he came home with, and who caused the death of an innocent human being.
While Raymond qualifies as a criminal, he may also deserve a small measure of compassion. And I am sure he will spend every day of his life regretting his action (as he should.)