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Patchwork: Common Ground

Patchwork: Common Ground

By Chris Quilter   Notice anything different? My 10th column for the Indy has a new name. It will ring a bell if you attended Mater Dei High School a half century ago. My brother Charlie was editor of the Highlighter newsletter in his senior year, and I followed in his footsteps. (We weren’t Irish […]

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Son of Susi Q: Seasonings

Son of Susi Q: Seasonings

by Chris Quilter               A couple of Saturdays ago, Kaiser Permanente lined up 10,000 members and shot them at its Sand Canyon Drive-Thru Flu Clinic. I know this because (a) I asked, and (b) I was in the middle of a pack of thousands of cars snaking through those parking sheds by the 405—the […]

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Son of Susi Q: Helpless Laughter

Son of Susi Q: Helpless Laughter

by Chris Quilter            I’d been on deadline for the “best of, best ever” “Lagunatics” (opening this weekend!) and hadn’t a clue what I was going to write about here. Then I read Michele Hall’s smackdown of my last Indy column in her guest column (“Political Alliances,” Oct. 5.) (Andrea likes a big tent.) I’d […]

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Son of Susi Q: Cavorting Season

Son of Susi Q: Cavorting Season

by Chris Quilter   I’ve been under the weather lately and it’s made me cranky — or as my friends would put it, crankier. Last week, I ended a two-week course of a cancer-eating face cream whose active ingredient has to be napalm. (I lasted 12 days.) This week, my entire forehead has dandruff, and […]

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Son of Susi Q: Sixth Column

Son of Susi Q: Sixth Column

by Chris Quilter   An overeducated friend emailed me to announce that I’m a fifth columnist, at least for these past two weeks. I was sure he meant the fourth estate — a.k.a. the press — until I looked it up. “Fifth column: a clandestine group or faction of subversive agents.” Oh. What can be […]

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Gathering LOCA Work

Gathering LOCA Work

Students and teachers of Laguna Outreach Community Arts are invited to submit an original piece of art created in a LOCA sponsored class for an exhibit that will run from Oct. 8 through Dec. 11 Artwork will be exhibited at Gallery Q at the Susi Q inside the Laguna Beach Community and Senior Center located […]

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How To Hold On To A Memory

How To Hold On To A Memory

By Pat Chatlin, Special to the Independent   Blossoms will run away, Cakes reign but a day, But Memory like Melody Is pink eternally.            ……Emily Dickinson     Now’s my chance to collect precious memories from my life while I can still remember, I smiled as I signed up for Berteil Mahoney’s Memoir Writing Class […]

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Son of Susi Q: Resting Places

Son of Susi Q: Resting Places

by Chris Quilter   Back when Leisure World borrowed half our name and started calling itself Laguna Woods — eschewing the stunningly obvious Laguna Viejo — I had a pretty snotty attitude about the place. Seizure World! (To think they decided to rename it.) Fast forward: I now own a small condo there. It’s an […]

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Write On About Riding

Write On About Riding

Editor, Thank you for Chris Quilter’s entertaining and informative column about transportation here in Laguna Beach (“Son of Susi Q,” Aug. 17 edition) . I liked his lighthearted sense of humor while pointing out the empty buses rolling around our town. I’d like to hear more from Mr. Quilter, and more ideas on how to make getting […]

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Son of Susi Q: My Two Bits

Son of Susi Q: My Two Bits

by Chris Quilter   I was going to walk to the recent Planning Commission subcommittee meeting on personal transportation options other than cars. Such as feet. But I was running late. My interest in the topic is two-fold: I’ve sworn I won’t become an over-the-hill driver whose car keys, to paraphrase Charlton Heston, must be […]

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Son of Susi Q: Silent is Golden

Son of Susi Q: Silent is Golden

By Chris Quilter               In my parents’ heyday, the social whirl revolved around throwing and going to cocktail parties. Suddenly, or at least when my back was turned, people packed away their fondue pots, switched to wine, and started throwing and going to fundraisers. With all due respect to bake sales, pancake breakfasts, and […]

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Susi Q Shows Its Olympic Spirit

Susi Q Shows Its Olympic Spirit

The 2012 Olympics will be televised at Laguna Beach’s Susi Q Senior Center weekdays beginning Monday, July 30. Cheer for your favorite athlete, keep track of the medal count and even watch hometown hero, Annika Dries, center forward on the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team, compete for the gold. The NBC broadcast will be screened […]

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Son of Susi Q: Not a River in Egypt

Son of Susi Q: Not a River in Egypt

By Chris Quilter When Alvie Singer was romancing Annie Hall, he bought her a copy of Ernest Becker’s “The Denial of Death.” At the time of this sentimental gesture, I was living in Manhattan and complaining in therapy, just like Woody Allen still does. I look upon those navel-gazing years with mixed feelings. On the […]

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New Art Show at Gallery Q at the Susi Q

New Art Show at Gallery Q at the Susi Q

An artist’s reception and awards presentation for “Gods and Goddesses-Myth and Imagination,” the newest show at Gallery Q at the Susi Q, will be Friday, July 27, from 3-5 p.m. The show, which runs through Sept. 25, features an unusual array of interpretations of this theme in an array of mediums. The gallery is open […]

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Son of Susi Q

Son of Susi Q

Turning Point By Chris Quilter A while ago, in a fit of candor, I lamented to my brother Patrick: “I’m turning into Mom.” With timing honed by years in ”Lagunatics” playing Homeless Man Number One and the Greeter, he paused, appeared genuinely puzzled, and replied, “Turning?” It’s one of life’s more humbling experiences: not just […]