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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: The courage to be wrong
“‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that,’ says my pride, and remains inexorable. Eventually – memory yields.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Dear SharonAnn, What do I do about my boyfr...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Santa Barbara spill: U.S. pipelines need better safety testing
Last week an underground pipeline ruptured in Santa Barbara spewing about 105,000 gallons of oil. A nine-mile slick coated birds, killed sealife and blackened pristine beaches. The 28 year-old line...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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FROM MY GARDEN: Epsom salt isn't just a cure for aches and pains
After I listed a charming Westbourne Street home, everyone who has seen the house and gardens has asked me how my client grows such beautiful roses. Her roses are breathtakingly large, with lush gr...
May 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: The effectiveness of smiling
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone." These are the first two lines of Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s 1883 poem “Solitude.” Little did she know that this thought was the precurso...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: You can cope amid people's wrongdoing
Dear RC, My eighth decade is creeping up, and I find that I am deeply disturbed by how people act today. It bugs the hell out of me when I see people do not pick up after their dogs, when kids sit ...
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Row falls victim to business community
I'm writing to once again talk about issues in the Park Row area. Our streets are in horrible condition, with curbs broken and trash everywhere. The concern for the business community is that emplo...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Pacific to Plate' legislation aims to bring more fresh fish to San Diego tables
By Speaker Toni G. Atkins It is no secret that San Diego is home to some fresh, delicious seafood. From fish tacos to fine dining, San Diegans have made seafood a healthful staple on their dinner p...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: My friend is mad at me!
Dear Ask: I gave one of my friends a referral for a professional service recently, and the person I referred her to has just been bothersome. He constantly sends out email and weekly phone calls to...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memories, jacarandas rule as 17th Secret Garden Tour nears
What began as me and my friend Susan Vandendriesse's idea over a cup of coffee has blossomed into an event we are pleased to say has become a perennial La Jolla favorite. Our reason for starting th...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: There's untold reward in prudent financial management
Dear Ask: My wife passed away two years ago. She always took care of the finances while I brought home the money. After we retired, I just wasn’t interested, so she did it all; but now I have to do...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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FROM MY GARDEN: The nature of things: Sometimes, the good guys win
Years ago, I purchased the book "Good Bugs for Your Garden," by Allison Mia Starcher. In her book, Starcher makes the statement, “It is simply not true that the only good bug is a dead bug... ” – a...
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: Remember the mule?
Pioneers seek change because they envision something better: more promising, more meaningful, more delightful. Our ancestors were courageous to step out into the unknown across the oceans and acros...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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SDUSD needs to tighten it up
To the Editor: San Diego Unified School District claims it's considering calendar changes that will benefit students (per our March 27 story, 'San Diego schools propose start date before Labor Day'...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UC library branch chief is retiring; patrons take her over Google any day
In 2002, Sharon Thomerson headed to San Diego from Colorado to become part of the San Diego Public Library staff. Her first position as a librarian was at La Jolla Riford branch. One of her fondest...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: Wrong loves, forbidden loves
I have been thinking about romantic love, about how wonderful it is to love and be loved in return. In fact, there is nothing more exhilarating than to find that person with whom one can be totally...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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