Out Loud: Furlough

Monday night, a vaguely familiar man behind the restaurant bar fessed up to being a new employee and deferred our orders to...

Out Loud: January 4, 2018

Annually, around the first of the year, we review the top 10 stories affecting Idyllwild of the prior year and also list...

Out Loud: December 20, 2018

Joining or starting a grassroots organization in town to try to improve the lives of its residents and visitors is a noble...

Out Loud: November 29, 2018

Sitting at this computer, thinking about the past few weeks of holiday events involving parties, parade, festivals, and lots and lots of people,...

Out Loud: November 8, 2018

A rough year hit the mountain and two months remain. The Cranston Fire destroyed homes and property, but no lives were lost because of it,...

Out Loud: Ernie Maxwell…

It has been some time since I wrote this column, primarily because of space limitations over the past few months due to Cranston...

Out Loud: October 18, 2018

Last week Jack and I took a long-needed mini-vacation, pulling along our 12-foot-something vintage travel trailer behind our Subaru. We left late Wednesday after finishing...

Out Loud: September 27, 2018

Time passed me by since I coined an opinion in this column, and I’m surprised I’ve evaded some readers’ pointed observations of that. Several “other”...

Out Loud: Social media, fake news and your local newspaper

Editor’s note: I’m giving Jack a turn again this week. “Fake news” is taken to mean one thing at the national level, but something...

Out Loud: Fake news, American institutions, and the presidency

Getting your “news” from social media differs greatly from getting it from established news media. News media, if they at all value their reputations, must...
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