When Ellen DeGeneres staged a group selfie with Hollywood stars at the Academy Awards last week, it was widely heralded as a watershed moment.
Every now and then there's a story that gets under my skin because the more answers surface, the more things just don't add up for me.
If you follow me on Facebook you already know I am in St. Maarten for the 34th Heineken Regatta.
Q: What is the purpose of prayer? — L., via cyberspace
Q: How can I know whether or not a group is a cult? A woman in my office keeps trying to get me to go with her to her religious assembly, but I don't know anything about it. I didn't come from a religious family, but I know I need God. — Mrs. L.F.H.
How time flies.
Twenty years ago, film critic Danny Peary released a wonderful book called "Alternate Oscars," which compared his own choices for Best Picture, Actor and Actress to the Academy's for every year from 1928 to 1991. Not surprisingly, he agreed with Best Picture only five times and the other two...
Since my dog lost his vision, I've listened to experts and consulted websites for advice about coping with a sightless pet. But aside from all the practical tips, I've learned that living with a blind dog is a lesson in patience, commitment and letting go of anxiety over carpet stains.
While making my rounds around the harbor this week, my thoughts kept reflecting back to the comments made by Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill at the 33rd annual Mayor's Dinner.
Q: If God created the heavens, the Earth, all creatures and man in seven days, where do the dinosaurs fit in? We know from the fossil record that man and dinosaurs were segregated by millennia.— K., via cyberspace
By now you've probably read about the Feet to the Fire Forum lineup planned for 2014.
My friendship with John Canalis, editor of the Daily Pilot, is both strange and wonderful. He's wonderful and I'm just strange!
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
We in the news business serve many masters, among them our sources, our readers and the truth.
Regular readers of this column know that I spend a lot of time talking about grammar wrongs that aren't — the countless mythical language no-nos that get passed down from generation to generation of people who never bother to look them up.
Daily Pilot columnist Patrice Apodaca recently wrote a fascinating column on memory.
Longtime Costa Mesa volunteer Mike Scheafer will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation on March 22 at a dinner dance at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa called "Blues on the Bayou." Scheafer is a 1977 graduate of Estancia High...
In a single week last October, 11 colleges sent representatives to Newport Harbor High School, providing a diverse geographic and academic sampling for students to peruse.
When Orange County Register columnist Barbara Venezia and I met four years ago at the Balboa Yacht Club, we began an unlikely friendship.
After interviewing Gino Morrelli for my column last week, I had a chance to ask the same questions of his partner, Pete Melvin, of Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering Inc.
Some time ago, I asked readers to share with me the one question they would ask God. I personally would ask: "Was I a good man?" I'd want to know how much of our goodness is credited by God, how much of our evil is forgiven by God, and how much God simply overlooks as the residue of our broken...
Q: I can't get around very easily because of some physical disabilities. They've gotten worse recently, and now I've had to stop going to my church because it isn't handicapped accessible. Will God understand why I don't go anymore? — Mrs. A.B.
Short story fiction died recently in a Laguna Beach wine cellar.
A group of university researchers working with some Facebook folks have recently determined that I'm not a dinosaur. Not yet, at least.
Fifty years ago this month I joined Uncle Sam's Army.
What is memory?