Mother’s Day Adventures in O.C.

Ideas for everyone in the family to enjoy a safe holiday away from crowds

Essay: A Search For Perfection Ends with More Questions Than Answers

Looking for Shangri-La and a delicious corned beef sandwich from years gone by.

Essay: Life at a Senior Living Community Rocked by the Pandemic

"I live at a retirement community in Anaheim, a few miles south of Knott’s Berry Farm. When COVID-19 struck last spring, our happy village turned into a ghost town for the elderly."

Essay: Navigating Beauty Routines During a Pandemic

"Could hair extensions make up for having to hide my smile?"

Neighbors Seek to Reclaim Santiago Park in Santa Ana

Neighbors look to reclaim Santa Ana open space, but homeless people have few options.

Missing Links: After Months of Quarantine, Small Moments of Connection Matter Most [Essay]

"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."

Thanksgiving, Filipino Style: Blending Cultural Traditions During Thanksgiving

Holding to the spirit of sharing, a family develops traditions all their own.

Essay: Finding a Hidden Upshot to a Towing Experience in Laguna Beach

"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."

An Essay on Finding Joy and Meaning in Small Things During the Stoppage of...

"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."

Essay: A Midlife Crisis Causes This Writer to Become Unspooled

Vandalism or forgetfulness, officials surely weren’t going to let this go.