Out Loud: June 14, 2018

It happened that late Thursday afternoon last week, a visitor appeared in the office to speak with me. I would say it was...

Out Loud: June 7, 2018

Have you ever celebrated those wacky celebratory days and months like National Popcorn Poppin’ Month (October) or Kiss & Make Up Day (Aug....

Out Loud: May 24, 2018

This Memorial Day weekend not only is the best time to sort through yard and garage sales, but a boatload of events occurring...

Out Loud: May 17, 2018

Back in February, when I traveled to Sacramento with my grandson to attend a California News Publishers Association board meeting, a funny incident...

Out Loud: May 10, 2018

One of many reasons we open our Wednesday news meetings to the public is to gather story ideas from attendees. The people who...

Out Loud: May 3, 2018

Jack and I cannot afford the time to take full vacations — like a week away. But we wanted to celebrate my 60th...

Out Loud: Care about services …

If you live or own property on the Hill and you care about the amount you pay for basic services — such as...

Out Loud: April 19, 2018

Since buying the TC in 2013, Jack and I have little time to travel — unlike after he retired in 2010. We dream...

Out Loud: April 12, 2018

I wrote this piece 10 years ago this week and it evokes wonderful memories of the desert stories of these authors and my...

Out Loud: Board vacancies

In the past few months, each of the four special fire districts on the Hill — Idyllwild Fire, and Fern Valley, Idyllwild and Pine...
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