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July 6, 2022

Funny Papers Again Column | Crime and Punishment

For this week’s column I had a nice little piece forming about how to get on national television and make a fool of one’s self; based on personal experience, of course. But a situation arose right in front of my nose, or at least...

Letter to the Editor | Correcting the Past

To the Editor: I enjoyed reading the article on the SAVHA walking tour of downtown King City (“History Buffs,” May 11). However, when people see something in print they assume it to be the way it was.  The article said, “the Reel Joy … had a...

Window on the World Column | The Highs and the Low Tides of Life

There is something about the silence of an empty house that is so comforting it is almost not empty at all. When the voices have left the building, the last car door has slammed and the final cup of tea has been consumed, the...

Worthy to Print Column | A Mother’s Love

This is a story I wrote 20 two years ago. I wrote it to honor my mother on Mother’s Day. She didn’t know I would do this and probably would have asked me not to write it, but it was a gift that came...

Worthy to Print Column | Thank You to All the Fallen

As I get older, I find myself forgetting even the simplest of things. Do you ever have that problem? I guess it is like everything else. I just have to get used to the idea that I am not Superman. Oh! There was a...

Funny Papers Again Column | Disunion, Union and Serenity

For the past few weeks I have been telling everyone I think cares to hear it that if they want to enjoy the Arroyo Seco River, they needed to do it posthaste, as that particular stream is going to die before the Fourth of...

Window on the World Column | You Are Not a Tree…

I saw this line on social media and I loved it so much. Too many people in the free world complain about where they live, banter on about what they don’t care for in that place — the politics, the weather, the terrain or...

Window on the World Column | Summer Travel Woes 2022

I am a British Citizen, born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in 1963. I have lived in the USA since 1988 and have been a dual national and dual passport holder since 2003 without incident. I have always felt safer traveling the world with two passports,...

Guest Column | Eating Your Way Through the Produce Rainbow Brings Enormous Benefits

During the height of the pandemic, the United Nations shined a spotlight on the vital role of fresh fruits and vegetables in the health and future of the human race. “As Covid-19 continues to affect the health and livelihoods of people across the world, we...

Funny Papers Again Column | To the Classes of 2022: Dear Graduates…

Greetings and congratulations to those of you who have completed the prescribed course of academia and have now, or soon will be, granted a diploma from your respective Salinas Valley schools. As has been pointed out to you all, your graduation is an important...
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