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Village Matters

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 Changing the baby with the bathwater   Remember the days when city hall’s offices would close for lunch?  So did Laguna Lumber. I hear that Laguna...

McWeather or Not

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Summer Delight! Chalk up yet another nice week here in Dodge. Isn’t it nice having a real summer? Take yesterday, Monday, July 25, and compare...

Wisdom Workout

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 Savoring Laguna   My experiences lately have brought home how privileged I feel to be a part of life in Laguna.     It started with an invitation...

Taking Stock

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Still Number One “Don’t worry, my government will pay for the damage.” The Defense Department always included this essential phrase in its foreign language phrase...

Guest Column

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Temporary Shelter: A Home on Wheels    Each time I’ve attempted to own a home, I’ve lost it by a natural disaster or relational tsunami. Cases...

Get Out of the House

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Summer Pageantry I’ll admit it here. I’m a pageant mom. Not the “Toddlers and Tiaras” kind, thankfully, but a Pageant of the Masters pageant mom. ...

McWeather or Not

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Summer As it Should Be Howdy, weather fans, hope you have enjoyed the first third of summer 2011. This time around there’s been plenty to...

Guest column

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Dog Days of Laguna  By Mark D. Crantz   I love Laguna because Laguna loves dogs. Dogs are special.  Spelled backward its God.  Makes you wonder about...

Culture Karma

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Mother Knows Best By Randy Kraft   I grew up in New York and spent most of my Saturday afternoons at the Metropolitan Museum or at elegant...

Local Currents

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Endless Summer   Dave Vanderveen“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” Mae West.   Sometimes life is too good in Laguna Beach. When the water is in...

Eavesdrops

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A Will to Change Hi Grampa. Hi Sweetie. Grampa? Yes Olivia. I love your house. You do? Do you know what I like the best about it? What do you like the...

Musings on the Coast

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Cousin Darold From Kansas   Cousin Darold Longhofer and his wife, Barbara, arrived from Kansas the other day. He was here on business, but also pleasure,...

Village Matters

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Keeping Efforts in Sync  Tears welled in the eyes of at least one attendee 52 years ago, on June 28, 1959, when our local hospital...

Wisdom Workout

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A Window into Limbo Land                 Death was not to be a leap: it was to be a long descent under thickening shadows.                                                                             George...

Taking Stock

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Deficit? What Deficit? During my years in the Navy, I used several foreign language pocket phrase books provided by the Defense Department. Originally produced by...