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San Blas: A Short Story

When I was thirteen, I entered Laguna Beach High School.  It was the 60’s and the school district just hired a new principal who had a lot of crazy liberal ideas about teaching. They took 20 of the top test scoring students and put them in a special class. They made us do all sorts […]

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My Favorite US President: R. Reagan

I did not agree with President Reagan all of the time. His ultra conservative views sometimes seemed uncaring. But he was a man of principles. And he was a true man of faith in God. He followed his conscience and he did his best. He loved America more than anything else besides God. And his […]

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Laguna Beach Video: My Hometown

This is a a beautiful and amazing video of my home town, Laguna Beach, CA. It closes at the town’s Veteran memorial in Heisler Park, overlooking a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. I grew up here. My most impressionable memories are here. It feels comforting whenever I am able to visit and walk these […]

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Video: Where to Surf this Summer!

The Wedge is in Newport Beach. If you surf and live in SoCal you have to go surfing here. It is a rite of passage.  People die there. But if you are an adrenalin junkie that doesn’t mind a few broken bones occasionally, this place is for you. I grew up in neighboring Laguna Beach. I first […]

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My Summers In Laguna Beach, CA

Geesh! It has been 50 years since 1963. It does not seem that long ago. Surfing was the new, huge craze. Surf music and commercial surfboards were in their infancy, so were skate boards. Most of us made our own. All of my friends were shaping and glassing. I took bullfighting posters and wrapped my […]

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A Peculiar Person Am I

All of the old cliches I heard and did not heed when young about getting old are all now coming true for me. And like every other human that has ever existed, the North Star of my life has always been my youth. I have met many more people since those early years; yet, those are always […]

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Vin Scully: Baseball’s Announcer

I love baseball. I grew up at a time in America when every boy in the country played baseball from the time he could swing a bat and hurl a pitch.  In 1958 the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles, where I lived. They played in the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the 1932 Olympics where […]

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Greatest Hawaiian Singer of All Time: “IZ”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2011 – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole This young man touches my soul with his voice. I share this with you because I think you will enjoy this too. – I love Hawaii and Hawaiians. It is where I want to be raptured or laid to rest and resurrected. I even hope to […]

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When A Man Loves A Woman

I will get in a lot of trouble again. Some men do not like it when I post anything about Love and Romance. My response is “Are you crazy?” — God created us to make our lives more fun and enjoyable. — So I encourage every man to let their woman know how much they love […]

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