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February 28, 2024

Guest Column | TAMC: Building Connections So That Communities Thrive and Grow

When asked why we do what we do, the answer is easy: we build connections so that communities thrive and grow. As the outgoing Chair of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Board of Directors, I would like to share what the agency...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Look at Calendars Old and New

Steve Wilson
As the first column of a new year on the ol’ Gregorian Calendar, one could hold the expectation that the tradition of making resolutions, presumably of personal betterment, containing a goal or goals. The history of this tradition is fascinating, and if you are...

Worthy to Print Column | How Was Your Christmas?

George Worthy
I don’t know if I will see you or speak to you before Good Old Santa comes sliding down the chimney. I like to tell folks “Merry Christmas” during this holiday. I sometimes forget to say it if the conversation is short. But most of...

Funny Papers Again Column | A Long Look Back: A Senior’s Prerogative

Steve Wilson
For those of us with multiple decades behind us as we continue our personal journeys toward some inevitable end, it seems the compulsion increases to reminisce about the time known as the Holiday Season. Or maybe it is just me. How the marked days at...

Window on the World Column | Home for the Holidays

Lucy Jensen
There is perhaps no better sound in the world than that of a familiar wave slapping against a familiar beach. I was born and grew up with that sound on the East Coast of England. When I return to my source, it is almost...

Worthy to Print Column | Early Days…

George Worthy
A few weeks ago I asked you, dear readers, about your first memory. I wanted to know who might be reading my words and allow me to know how you might have grown up. No name, no address or anything really that you don’t...

Guest Column | The Gift of Service to Others Can Be the Most Meaningful and Valuable

Rena Salamacha
As 2023 comes to a close and I reflect on what seems to have been a whirlwind of a year, it is clear that our community has much to be grateful for. We have faced many challenges together over the years. Yet, I continue...

Funny Papers Again Column | ‘Sink or Swim’ — In Greenfield You Can Do Neither

Steve Wilson
Throughout my educational career I attended college and university at an erratic pace with time gaps of months and even years; but during each of those academic periods there was the need for income. Twice during those periods while attending classes I found that...

Worthy to Print Column | A Time for Reflection

George Worthy
I know we have a few more weeks to go, but I have to write when I have a thought or the week is lost. I thought this might be a good chance to discuss the season and some of the things that make...

Window on the World Column | Bad Days, a New Book and Sailing Around the World

Lucy Jensen
It was simply one of those days. A wake-up call that didn’t involve coffee or soft music, let alone the sound of little birds singing to herald the dawning of a new day. “This is Bank of America. We have reason to believe that...
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