Finding Joy: Holidays Offer Many Chances to Discover Your Voice

When January rolled around, I made a resolution. I aimed to bring more joy into my life.

Moving On: Woman’s Decision to Sell Home Rips Bandages off Wounds That Hadn’t Healed

I finally had my forever home. But life doesn’t always play out the way we expect.

A Spirited Adventure: Facing My Fear of Ghosts Led to a Revelation

It was a fun thing turned scary: a tour of old San Juan Capistrano with a close encounter of the ghost kind.

Aging Well: How Recycled Rags and Other Corona del Mar Legends Endure

Recycled Rags, turns 50 this month, and it is very old and very new at once.

Being A Disneyland Tour Guide In The ’60s Led To Many Surprises

"While tour guides were the ones revealing the surprises, we did experience some of our own, such as daily encounters with a future film star—and even a marriage proposal."

Simple Exercise Routine Ends With Running in Fear

Long before #MeToo, a woman’s morning jog turned threatening.

My (Non) Proposal: The Day I Realized I Don’t Want The Ring … Yet

Engagement hopes lead to realizations about marriage.

A Woman’s Act of Kindness Helps Her Cope With Her Mother’s Death [An Essay]

Adopting a pigeon makes this writer realize that we all have a purpose and deserve compassion.

The Ecology Center Looks To Expand This Year

The center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!

On Helping A Mother In Need At The San Clemente Imaging Center: An Essay

"I turned into a good Samaritan by accident."