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DOING IT BETTER: The yucky parts of getting older
I have just noticed that I have become more cautious. I used to not really notice curbs — I would naturally walk off and on — now, I am aware: There is a curb, I must step carefully. I never notice...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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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FROM MY GARDEN: Wisteria passes the smell test every spirng
For anyone who has a wisteria vine growing in a garden, spring is one of the favorite times of the year. Even thought the elegant clusters of flowers are somewhat short-lived, I try and enjoy every...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chins up, officials urge, as UC is awash in change
Change is coming to University City, and Janay Kruger, chair of University City Community Planning Group, has some good advice for the locals: “Stay positive and be patient.” Barry Bernstein, presi...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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For two beloved family members, blooming means rebirth
It is always hard to say goodbye to a cherished pet. In 2007, I said goodbye to Tigger, my Manx, who was always at my side when I worked in the garden. My other Manx, Jade, died three weeks ago at ...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOING IT BETTER: The acceptance we long for
We are social animals, and one of our most basic needs is to be with people who are like-minded or with whom we have common interests. Our survival in the jungle of millennia ago depended on it. Be...
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seal stench: Now it makes sense!
Regarding the recent article about the La Jolla Cove stench ('Marine consultant to study La Jolla Cove stench,' page 4, Feb. 27), may I offer the following: My wife and I were born at Scripps Hospi...
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASK THE RETIREMENT CONCIERGE: Words can hurt you!
Dear ASK: A longtime friend seems plagued with ailments. She calls and tells me all about the latest personal health problem, the appointments, the investigation, the results, the medicine and how ...
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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