It was just 30 days ago that, like so many Americans, I announced my resolutions for the year. It was simple. Straightforward. Inspired by a young, thin doctor and test results that suggested a lighter life would lead to a longer life. Don’t rush into it, my closest friends told me. Just cut out the pasta. Walk… Continue
LA MESA – The latest wave in the on-going communications revolution occurred quietly this week. Google, the computing giant, entered the electronic book market.
It got me worried about La Mesa’s bookstores.
Of all the merchants who make a living offering us goods and services, it has always seemed to me that booksellers hold a special place. Along with the public library, stores like Maxwell’s House of Books, Readers Inc., and the Yellow Book Road, seemed to serve a public… Continue
LA MESA – A friend once taught me that if you hold a small rock up to your eye, you can’t really tell what it is. As you move it away, you see it for what it is and, eventually, you see it in proper perspective.
And so it is as this month’s election recedes in the rear-view mirror.
Amid the energy and acrimony of the time we make profound choices as a community, it is often hard to see the good in the process. Easier to see are acts of naked ambition, petty jealousies, desperate… Continue