Let’s honor – and help – our veterans

May is National Military Appreciation Month, and includes several national observances honoring our veterans and their families. These include Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 10, Armed Forces Day on May 18 and Memorial Day on May 27. But supporting our veterans involves more than holidays or national commemorations. This session I […]

The Ptolemaic system

When the visible world is not satisfactory, we will create an invisible one that is.  Let’s take a quick trip back to high school history class. From the first moment human eyes gazed up in wonder at the cosmos, we made an understandable assumption: that the Earth was the center of it all. In the second century A.D., Hellenistic astronomer […]

A Street is not a home


Homelessness is a condition.  It is not someone else’s problem.  It is not even complex, although there are many causes of being homeless.  It is a solvable problem but requires the vigilance of a soldier, the empathy of a nurse, the resolve of a leader and the involvement of all to solve.   WeAllCount is led by the San Diego […]



Last Monday President Trump awarded Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  I wrote this piece two years ago, just as many in the golf media were wondering if Tiger would ever recover his game, his public image and his confidence. I think it puts Tiger’s amazing Spiritual Journey in perspective… To Find Tiger, Look Inside August 2017 Among golfers, […]

SANDAG sandbags North County roads

As the fictional character Howard Beale said in his famous rant in the 1976 film “Network,” “All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad.” If the following doesn’t get you mad, then you may be benumbed to the point where there’s nothing that will annoy you except for Trump’s latest trespasses. In light of the fact that […]

SP soars, Esco has its moments at the Valley League (track) Finals

As far as the San Pasqual Golden Eagles were concerned, it was a most productive afternoon/evening last Friday at the Valley League Finals held up on “The Hill” at Valley Center High School.  The G. Eagles had a number of strong performances across the board that involved both their men’s and women’s squads.  In regards to nearby neighbor Escondido High, […]

BIZstory: Joe’s Italian Dinners

Not long after turning off Escondido’s Centre City Parkway onto Grand Avenue you can find Joe’s Italian Dinners. Look for the red script “Joe’s” with green accent neon over a blue background sign, plants on top of wine barrels at the gateway and a red scooter decorating the entrance.  At Joe’s, you have found fine Italian dining, warm friendly service […]

Two groups join forces to benefit veterans

Friday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership that will promote veterans business development all under the same roof. It’s called the Veterans Business Incubator. Its goal is to provide mentorships, coaching and training in the business world so that veterans can have a better shot at being a success when they leave […]

Local athlete Mathis Wouters awarded $20,000 scholarship

High school senior Mathis Wouters was awarded $20,000 by Foot Locker as part of the  Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program that annually recognizes 20 students nationwide for exceptional leadership in the classroom and community, as well as for achievements in sports.  In a surprise celebratory reveal held at the San Pasqual High School Stadium on May 1 Mathis joined an […]

Firefighters give safety presentation to kindergarteners

Firefighters and paramedics from Station #7 (N. Ash Street) April 24 visited Rose Elementary School to share a fire safety presentation to 110 kindergarten and pre-K students along with teachers and staff. Volunteers with the San Diego Burn Institute also participated and shared great age appropriate burn prevention tips. The kids were able to see and the fire and medical […]