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July 6, 2022

Window on the World Column | Medical Adulting

There are things in life you literally jump at the opportunity to do … ooh, meet for lunch in Carmel, go and catch a show, take the dogs to the beach? Medical adulting is not one of them. I go to Sacramento to see...

Guest Column | Salad and Silicon: A Chance to Coexist

The approval of a plan by the California Redistricting Commission, which includes splitting Jimmy Panetta’s 20th Congressional District into two congressional, assembly and state senate entities, has failed communities across California with its inherent refusal to recognize the unique identities of the districts involved....

Worthy to Print Column | Odds and Ends

This week’s scribbling is dedicated to Commander Roger Baez, who was just finishing up two years as commander of Gonzales Post 81 of the American Legion. He was a lot more than that though. He worked every day to increase membership, enhance the Post...

Worthy to Print Column | Happy Birthday to Me

It appears as though His Highness has granted me another trip around the sun. I have a lot of trips at this point in my life. That’s OK though. As long as I’m here as long as Betty White, who shares a birthdate with...

Funny Papers Again Column | Note to Founding Fathers: ‘You Didn’t See This Coming, Did You?’

It’s 3:17 a.m. early Wednesday morning, nine hours before deadline for this column and I haven’t 1,000 cohesive words anywhere in my head: not a scintilla of theme. This is not often the case when offering this column on a weekly basis (or is...

Worthy to Print Column | Cracking a Smile

Before I get too far into my scribbling today, I would like to say “thank you” to all my readers and friends. It was so kind of you to send me addresses of stores that carried the Big Hunk candy bars. I especially want...

Worthy to Print Column | The Sun Just Behind a Cloud

Things have sure been happening fast, haven’t they? No trouble finding all sorts of things to write about. My blushing bride asked me to write only good pleasant things or humorous things and I tried. Honest! It’s difficult to write happy things when our...

Letter to the Editor | Clam Chowder Dinner a Huge Success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum staff and board, a great big “thank you” goes out to the entire South Monterey County community for their continued support in helping to make the 27th Annual Drury Tankersley Clam Chowder...

Guest Column | The Advantage of a Skilled Nursing Facility Is Right in the Name

While caring for aging parents or ill spouses can be viewed as an honor, it can also present serious physical and emotional challenges for caregivers and their families. Stress often plays a big part in caregiving. Left unchecked, caregiver stress can have detrimental effects...

Funny Papers Again Column | Donate Yourself and Be a Volunteer

The definition of the word “volunteer,” according to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, is a person who does a job without being paid for it. That’s pretty straightforward, but in my opinion it falls a bit short of the mark; if one takes the...
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