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...

Out Loud: Sacramento

I took my grandson Carter with me to Sacramento last week for the annual California News Publishers Association’s Government Affairs Day. While he stayed in...

Out Loud: February 22, 2018

I lied. Well, I didn’t actually lie because I fully intended to deliver that talk at the Idyllwild Rotary Club Wednesday, as I mentioned...

Out Loud: February 15, 2018

This is an excerpt of a speech I’m giving at the Rotary Club Wednesday morning, as the papers get delivered. Pete Seeger said, “After visits...

Out Loud: New Year’s resolution

My New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to get healthier. Not that I’m ill, but just that I’m not as active as I could...

Out Loud: Feb. 1, 2018

For more than a decade John Hawkins has served Riverside County as our fire chief. He has done so with leadership, diplomacy, intelligence,...
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