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Wisdom Workout: New Discoveries

Wisdom Workout: New Discoveries

We commonly confuse closeness with sameness and view intimacy as the merging of two separate “I’s” into one worldview. Harriet Lerner, “Dance of Intimacy” (1989)    I wonder what would happen if shoes didn’t come in pairs? Imagine that you were free to allow each foot to express itself by choosing its own style. If […]

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Canaries for Christmas

Canaries for Christmas

By Adele Kopecky The hot water gushing into the dishpan prevented Marie from hearing Gino enter the apartment.  She started when he kissed her on the back of the neck, but recovered to turn and throw her arms around him. “I didn’t expect you home so soon—no waiting at the barbershop?” “I didn’t get my […]

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Sleeping Santas

Sleeping Santas

By Alice C. Meek, MA   Jenny danced up and down the hallway. “Is it time, mom? Is it time?  Are we ready to wake them up?” Ally still sees her on tippy toe, hears her begging, and feels her tugging at her shirttails. “Almost time, Jen.  Let’s get our red slippers so we can […]

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What the Four-Footed Can Teach Us

What the Four-Footed Can Teach Us

By Ed Kaufman   Stroll any morning along the glorious bluffs of Heisler Park in North Laguna around 6:45 and you’ll invariably find a small pack of dog-treat donors and their pups huddled together, barely letting passers-by by. Most of the dogs sit patiently waiting for their daily presents, except for one pooch on this […]

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Blue Lagunas 'Spring' to Championship Win

Blue Lagunas ‘Spring’ to Championship Win

By Ole Nielsen, Special to the Independent   Gymnastics and soccer combined this weekend to cinch the OC Championships for the local girls under 11 AYSO Extra team. After three hard fought 1-0 victories over South Irvine, North Irvine and Newport Beach, the team faced Ladera Ranch in the finals. Both teams battled it out […]

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Wisdom Workout: A Chapterʼs End

Wisdom Workout: A Chapterʼs End

My mother loved cameos. Womenʼs profiles carved in ivory on a sepia, blue, or black background and made into a brooch or pendant. We sat at the dining room table, my three sisters, my sister-in-law, and two of my nieces, rummaging through jewelry boxes of Momʼs favorite things. Religious medals, costume jewelry, and then varied […]

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Unusual Shopping Experiences

Unusual Shopping Experiences

Holiday Boutique Offers a Shoppers’ Respite This year’s Laguna Beach High School Holiday Boutique offers an alternative to the usual holiday shopping stampede on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBHS North Gym, 625 Park Ave. Admission is free. One may enjoy gourmet soup and fresh-baked bread furnished by Ladle, […]

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The Case for Measure CC

The Case for Measure CC

Editor, While I have read and heard reasonable arguments on both sides of Measure CC, surprisingly I have not heard anyone state the simple fact that this is a good time to be a buyer. We all know it is a tough economy right now, not such a good time to be a seller, and […]

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Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Questions About Candidates Whalen and Egly

Editor, Re: “Kelly Boyd Signals His Support,” Letters, Oct. 5. Who is this Whalen person with the whale on his sign I see around town? Is he trying to get us to think he’s Wyland? Does he realize that whalers kill whales?  He was on the Planning Commission? The same Planning Commission that let the South […]

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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

By Kimberly O’Brien- Young Few moments in life fill you with such pride and love that one feels compelled to write it down, but I have had such an experience. I am blessed by three incredible sons. My journey as a mother began 13 years ago with the oldest, fraternal twins Jake and Sam. But […]

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Promising Swells for Skim Contest

Promising Swells for Skim Contest

The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150 competitors ages 4 and up are expected to  compete. The contest […]

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Turning Off the Tap

Turning Off the Tap

Editor, Thank you, citizens of Laguna Beach.  We are making remarkable progress in lowering our use of acre feet of water. We know, however, that we can do more to reduce water consumption. Thanks to the Laguna Beach Water District and other organizations in Laguna Beach who promote a sustainable planet earth, we are experiencing […]

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Connecting to Africa

Connecting to Africa

Several individuals from the non-profit organization Direct Connections to Africa will speak about the work being done in disadvantaged African countries on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd. Founder and Laguna Beach resident Mary Ellen Carter will be on hand to discuss opportunities to […]

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A Critic on Several Fronts

A Critic on Several Fronts

Editor, I mentioned to a lady that the Laguna Beach City Council had approved $250,000 for a “play lot” at the north end of Main Beach Park and  $8 million for a much-needed new life guard headquarters at the north end of Main Beach park and her response was “bandits.” The confiscation of skateboards by our […]

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Wisdom Workout: Right Use of Humor

Wisdom Workout: Right Use of Humor

As August ends and September begins, my head is spinning with all that is clamoring for my attention. As a small example, my mother is turning 90 on Sept. 7 and is in a nursing home in Houston. She has a sketchy grasp of where she is or whether I am her daughter, her sister, […]