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...

Out Loud: Our fire story …

I had forgotten to turn up the volume on the scanner in my office, when Jack called me on my cell phone Wednesday...

Out Loud: July 19, 2018

When people move to Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Fern Valley or environs, one of the first questions they ask is, “Why are there three...

Out Loud: July 5, 2018

I just finished the annual budget for Idyllwild House Publishing Co. Ltd. last Friday, Jack and I had our shareholders’ and directors’ meetings...
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