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Vintage Thoughts

My functional 1930s Direct Action stove fits charmingly into my kitchen décor. Yes, I light the tiny broiler and oven pilots with a match, and yes, I adjust the temperature by hand, and yes, it occasionally needs a D&C, and sometimes a full-blown repair.

November 15, 2013|0 Comments


Today’s online readers succinctly condemn excessively long text in four words:

September 20, 2013|0 Comments

Goin’ to the Dogs

When one door closes, another opens. For me, the latter was a doggie door ...

July 10, 2013|0 Comments

A Yellow Shoestring

The WRITE Touch began on a cheery yellow shoestring that resides on my office wall as a daily reminder of the leap I took on April 25, 1988 when I established my communications business.

April 10, 2013|0 Comments

Running for a Better Life

Near the beginning of my Sunday morning run on January 20, 2013, I met a 42-year-old woman. Over the course of our slow-paced, conversation-filled 11 miles, we came to know each other. Guadalupe’s English is on a par with my Spanish, but we understood each other just fine.

In addition to running, it turns out we […]

January 21, 2013|1 Comment

A Storied Career

I’ve learned so much about life from the people whose stories I tell. When I asked

January 20, 2013|0 Comments

Newsletter Earns USPS Stamp of Approval

Many pundits say print is dead, but ...

December 11, 2012|0 Comments

New Biz Finds Its Vibe

In Spring 2012, two vibrant Vista businesswomen bought a musty building previously home to a tennis racquet-stringing business in a moribund downtown desperately in need of revitalization. With fresh paint ...

October 7, 2012|0 Comments

When Opportunity Knox, Answer!

While conducting a brief interview for a client with lively Carlsbad octogenarian Knox Williams

September 28, 2012|0 Comments

Have Legs, Will Travel

I’d barely hit SEND on the enticing news release about hand-painted #10 rocks mysteriously sprouting

September 9, 2012|0 Comments