"Could hair extensions make up for having to hide my smile?"
Neighbors look to reclaim Santa Ana open space, but homeless people have few options.
"It occurred to me that I was asking extra questions just to talk with another human being—dragging out my choice so I could keep chatting."
Holding to the spirit of sharing, a family develops traditions all their own.
"So I’m driving with my girlfriend, Lisa, in Laguna Beach, heading to a creative salon—where you can read, perform, or do improv... Then a police car pulls up behind, lights flashing."
"Long before this pandemic, I was quarantining myself, social distancing. I had retired from 37 years of teaching high school English to return to my original ambition of becoming a writer."
Vandalism or forgetfulness, officials surely weren’t going to let this go.
A boat ride around Balboa Island with his kids prompts a father to reflect on his role and how it changes.
"We called ourselves 'Las Damas,' six women in a Spanish class struggling to master verbs and expressions in a new language."
What seemed a quiet dawn in an Orange backyard was actually a bustling center.