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Tag: "Joan Mounteer"

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Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

  Can gratitude foster happiness? Yes, but how? Gratitude forces the spotlight on something – anything – that is positive. An imbalanced focus on the burdens of life, work, family, school, finances or the upcoming holidays can produce fretting, dissatisfaction and brooding.   By contrast, when we recognize one simple pleasure in our day, reflect […]

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Upholding Individual Liberty

Upholding Individual Liberty

Editor,                   The Orange County Superior Court’s order tossing the Laguna Terrace controversy to the California Coastal Commission should not escape close scrutiny (“Laguna Terrace Subdivision Thwarted,” July 15).    Free people have a fundamental right to own and enjoy private property without interference. Indeed, this basic individual right supports all other political and […]