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The book I’m currently reading is a novel titled "The Guest Book" by Sarah Blake. It’s the tale of a New York clan who once   bought a small island in Maine. It was inexpensive to buy in the 1930s, but the present day heirs are having a hard time hanging on to it. 

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In a little more than seven weeks, school is scheduled to start on the Peninsula for more than 11,000 students. But unlike the usual beginning-of- the-school-year questions of where’s my locker, will any of my friends be in my classes and who are my teachers, my daughter is dealing with only…

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In March, in commentary I wrote for the Palos Verdes Peninsula News on “Churches and Coronavirus,” I quoted a communiqué from the Archbishop of Los Angeles: “This week, the State of California declared a state of emergency to help the state prepare for and contain the spread of the virus. Ho…

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This week I was going to write about my dismay when I heard Pier One was going out of business. Where, I wondered, was I going to buy my next back scratcher?

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Let’s take a step back and look at what we’ve been continuing to overcome, and what we can gain from our world being temporarily closed.What we can gain? It sounds crazy, I know. For many of us, so much of this still feels foreign and overwhelming, but I promise within this uncertainty, ther…

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Another week has rolled around and we’re still stuck at home. Not too much to say on that topic for now. But when I caught sight of a dark blue sky thorough my window, I ventured outside. There’s plenty going on out there.We’ve had a banner spring, a mixture of sun and rain that’s unusual fo…

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Today I am starting a monthly column here in the PV News to convey to you that lives with people who have Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments count.My column will provide hope, attempting to dispel notions of fear which are oftentimes associated with the disease; not only for them but…

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So are you one of the people who’s standing in gruesomely long lines at Costco, buying water and toilet paper in case the coronavirus spreads? Or at least trying to buy them, since they seem to be as sold out as if a hurricane were hitting Florida.